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Design for the Environment

  • Design decisions define the environmental impact of your product
  • Most consumers won't pay more for an environmentally friendly product
  • Therefore, your design team may need to set the environmental specifications
  • Associated benefits:
    • An improved design overall
    • Your product will be better aligned to an international market
    • You will be prepared for "take back" legislation as it arises
    • Good Public Relations

EPA's DfE Label