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Unformatted text preview: Green / Cleaner Design Cycle
• The aim of the decision-making process outlined in
green/cleaner design cycle are to:
§ improve product environmental performance,
reduce life-cycle impacts,
increase market share
reduce cost. ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH 1. Researching the Product
The aim of the product research is to understand which aspects
cause the greatest environmental impacts and how these may
• Topics that could be considered in order to develop
product information and to identify possible areas
§ Consider the product’s life-cycle
Examine the materials used in the product
How is the product manufactured?
How is the product distributed?
How is the product used?
What happens at the end of the product’s life?
Talk to suppliers and customers Can be done effectively with the help of a Life-cycle Assessment Tool
ME4211 Development of Green Products 2 UPK / MECH ...
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- Winter '11