A large portion of a product’s environmental impact is determined by its design. That means that by the time the blueprints for your new washing machine, electronic device, or power washer have been completed, the amount of material that can be recovered from it for reuse, remanufacture, or repair has been set already.
Below, we’ll take a look at how design is being used to reduce waste. Here are some products that are currently putting the concept of eco-design into practice.
The Do chair
The Do chair was designed to be ergonomic and user-friendly while also being ecological. Made entirely from recyclable and recycled materials, the chair was designed for effortless disassembly.
The materials used to construct the Do chair were also reduced by using markings designed to easily identify the specific material type. This helps to facilitate stress-free and accurate recycling practices.
A lot of power tools have components that are very durable, but they also tend to get thrown away with the rest of the tool when more sensitive parts break down. The makers of the Kingfisher drill have developed a cordless construction that can be disassembled in less than a minute to keep working parts and remove faulty parts, which can be shipped back to the manufacturer to be fixed.
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