Designing for second life and re-manufacture is key to ensuring the maximum possible lifespan of a product; it supports circularity and reduces emissions.
Where, when and how this happens is potentially unknown and out of your control. How much time can you spend designing something, for someone else to sell, that could directly impact your companies future sales?
If a product were specifically designed for re-manufacture, would it hold a higher resale value and make your product more desirable at the initial sale?
Is product second life a taboo subject?
How does a product hold its value?