Energy implications of product leasing.

  title={Energy implications of product leasing.},
  author={Koji Intlekofer and Bert Bras and Mark Ferguson},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  volume={44 12},
A growing number of advocates have argued that leasing is a "greener" form of business transactions than selling. Leasing internalizes the costs of process wastes and product disposal, placing the burden on the OEMs, who gain from reducing these costs. Product leasing results in closed material loops, promotes remanufacturing or recycling, and sometimes leads to shorter life cycles. This paper provides two case studies to quantitatively test these claims for two distinct product categories… CONTINUE READING
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