Lifetime Optimisation Tool

1st November 2012

What is the optimum lifetime of your product?

As part of WRAP’s work in on Product Durability, we’ve developed the Lifetime Optimisation Tool to enable retailers, brands, buyer and/or designers understand the ‘optimum life’ of products and identify where the greatest environmental savings can be made.

Overview

Overview

By analysing different scenarios the tool illustrates whether life extension or manufacturing a new product would be more beneficial, and how long a new product should be used to have less impacts than the original.

Features

Features

  • Analyse the optimum life for carbon, energy, water and resource depletion for 10 common products, or use your own lifecycle data to analyse new products.
  • Test and save different lifetime options.
  • Analyse scenarios for changing lifetime, manufacturing impact, and energy-efficiency of a new product; and the refurbishment and energy-efficiency for the original.
  • Produce a final report with suggestions on reducing product impacts for a given scenario – and for the indicator of interest (e.g. energy or water).

Download

Download

To download the Lifetime Optimisation Tool, you need to register for the WRAP website by using the following link:

Register to download the tool >>

You can find an example report and summary of the tool using the links below:

Tool summary >>
Example report >>

Where next?

Want to know more about product durability in sustainable electricals? Take a look at our reports, guides, tools and case studies for further information:

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