1998 Volume 47 Issue 7 Pages 422-430
From the standpoint of environmental preservation, considerable interest has been generated by the recycling of manufactured goods such as home appliances. In terms of waste home appliances, there is an urgent need for an improvement in recycling rates, and laws pertaining to waste disposal have become even stricter, as well as calls for four items-refrigerators, air-conditioners, washing machines and televisions to be designated as primary specified goods under those laws that encourage the use of recycled materials. On this background, strong calls are made for products to be developed in a way that facilitates recycling activities, as well as for the development of waste disposal techniques. In this paper, the development of products to facilitate recycling and treatment technology for waste home appliances are mentioned.