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Summary: Design for the Environment

  • Global stewardship requires that we design for the environment
  • Environmental considerations arise thoughout a product's life cycle:
    • Constituent materials & purchased parts
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution
    • Customer use
    • End of life
  • Design strongly impacts environmental product fidelity
  • Minimum requirement: Consider environmental impact of design decisions
  • More extensive processes, like AT&T Environmentally Responsible Product Assessment, are available