J. Technology and Education, Vol.18, No.1, pp.49-60, 2011
吉村 忠与志
福井工業高等専門学校 物質工学科 (〒916-8507鯖江市下司町)
* tadayosi@fukui-nct.ac.jp
Sustainable products are of great value to society
Department of Chemistry and Biology Engineering, Fukui National College of Technology
(Geshi, Sabae, Fukui 916-8507, Japan)
(Received June 15, 2011; Accepted July 1, 2011)
In a consumer society, products are quickly discarded by consumers. Products are abandoned even when still useful. Broken products are difficult to repair. Spare parts are not easily available to repair broken or defective products. The discarded items are not recycled. More emphasis should be placed on developing sustainable products. Sustainable products are more energy-efficient and reduce environmental loading. They are of great value to society. Servicing products contributes to greater product sustainability.
Keywords: Long-lasting products, Repairing, Recycling, Development of the sustainable society