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Unformatted text preview: Green / Cleaner Design Cycle
The decision-making process for cleaner design has four elements in a continual
improvement process ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH 2. Identifying Green/Cleaner Design Priorities
• • It is important to assess different green design ideas developed
through the product research and prioritise them.
When deciding which ideas to take forward, consider:
§ the scope for environmental gain
compliance with existing and future legislation
the scope for direct and indirect cost savings
the potential marketing benefit for the product and the company
the customer and supply chain relationship
• § §
§ Eg. increased satisfaction or closer working progress towards achieving and conforming to companiy’s
environmental management system (EMS)
the work involved and the likely costs of implementing the change
the feasibility and risk involved The weighting you apply to these factors will depend on company’s own
overall aims, strategy, market, product and circumstances
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- Winter '11