Taking it Back : Design for Disassembly

There is an interesting new article at The Economist this week talking about the spread of extended producer responsibility. The European Union already had a Directive aimed at auto manufacturers, including the requirement by 2015 to recycle 95% of the vehicle weight; now similar requirements are arriving to the US for the first time.

For itMoves it means another confirmation of some our early intuitions, like the goal to be Cradle to Cradle certified, the emphasis in easy assembly (through a small common set of parts) and a business model based on continuous refurbishing and reuse of components while keeping ownership of the vehicles themselves (Mobility as a Service).