BS 8887: Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly, and end-of-life processing (MADE)
BS 8887 is a British Standard that provides guidance on the design of products for ease of manufacture, assembly, disassembly, and end-of-life processing. It is intended to help manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact of their products by making them easier to remanufacture, recycle, and dispose of.
The standard covers all aspects of the product lifecycle, from the initial design stage to the final disposal of the product. It includes guidance on the following topics:
- The use of materials and components that are easy to remanufacture or recycle
- The design of products for easy disassembly
- The use of labelling and marking to facilitate the recycling and disposal of products
- The development of end-of-life management plans
BS 8887 is a valuable resource for manufacturers who are looking to improve the sustainability of their products. By following the guidance of the standard, manufacturers can reduce the environmental impact of their products and help to create a more circular economy.
Potential Changes in the Industry
The new BS8887 standard is a major step forward for the lighting industry. It provides a clear framework for the remanufacture of lighting products, which can help to reduce the environmental impact of the industry and create a more circular economy.
The standard is likely to lead to a number of changes in the lighting industry, including:
- More businesses remanufacture lighting products.
- The development of new technologies and processes for remanufacture.
- A shift in the way that lighting products are designed.
These changes will not happen overnight, but they are essential if the lighting industry is to reduce its environmental impact. Legislation like BS8887 is badly needed to accelerate the adoption of remanufacture in the lighting industry and help to create a more sustainable future.