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Ecological Activities of Manufacturing Companies in the Use and Recycling of Products

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In the paper, the research results on ecological activities in manufacturing companies are described. The research was conducted in selected small and medium (SME) and large enterprises in Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) Region (Poland). The main method used in the study was a questionnaire survey. The questionnaire inquired the ecological solutions in selected areas of enterprises' activities. The questionnaire was divided into groups according to product lifecycle. Thus comparison of ecological maturity in all stages was possible. The questionnaires were focused on the level of implemented ecological activities at the use and recycling phases of the product lifecycle about company size. The article discusses the negative impact of companies' products on the environment, arguments for eco-design, considering companies as being “green”, handling of products withdrawn from the market, methods of segregation of used products and ways of disassembly of used products. The results showed differences between ecological practices in Polish small-and-medium and large enterprises and revealed appearing tendencies in enterprises' activities.

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The work presented in the paper has been financed under 0613/SBAD/4677 grant for Poznan University of Technology.

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Dostatni, E., Diakun, J., Jurga, J., Kowalski, Ł. (2021). Ecological Activities of Manufacturing Companies in the Use and Recycling of Products. In: Tonkonogyi, V., et al. Advanced Manufacturing Processes II . InterPartner 2020. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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