Consider carefully which materials are used:
■ do not specify materials that cannot be recycled because they are hazardous. (See Restriction of Hazardous Substances a
specify materials that can be recycled by taking advice from those engaged in the recycling industries (see Appendix B) specify materials for which a recycling market exists by taking advice from those engaged in the recycling industries (see Appendix B).
Design the product in a way that makes separation for recycling easy and safe:
CM ■ with the possible recovery of embodied energy by incineration in mind, consider carefully which materials are specified -
cm do not use materials that release toxic products when incinerated (see Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) - 2003)
■ design the product in a way that allows incineration to be easy and safe, for example, by ensuring that materials to be incinerated are not bonded to materials that cannot or should not be incinerated.
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