THE INFLUENCE OF ALTERNATIVE RECYCLING PROCESSES ON EMPLOYEE NUMBERS
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Coric, M.; Lommatzsch, N.; Kloberdanz ,H.; Birkhofer ,H.
Section: DESIGN ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The designer of sustainable products has to require economic, ecological and social goals. Based on a mass-flow specific model, the influence of alternative recycling processes for metal offcuts as by-products of manufacturing on the number of employees in single value-added steps is shown. The model of employment variation in industry based on alternative recycling shows the impact of designer’s decisions. The number of employees as a cost driver and as an indicator of the social dimension of sustainability can be used as decision support for or against alternative recycling processes.