23-ME4211 - Drivers for Green Design Economic drivers...

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1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Drivers for Green Design Economic drivers Market drivers Government policy Legislative pressures
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2 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Economic Drivers Reduced material and resource consumption § Improving material efficiency can reduce consumption and thus material costs Reduced waste generation § Improving efficiency can reduce waste and thus waste disposal costs Reduced production and labour costs Green design can lead to indirect economic benefits by: § Improving customer/supplier relationship § Providing useful marketing tool § Encouraging innovation and product development
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3 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Market Drivers Supply chain pressures § Environmental performance improvement policies of larger, well known companies exert pressure down on the supply chain by: dealing only with suppliers that have certified EMS such as ISO14001
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