The guide to the Guide

Here's a brief synopsis of each section of our DfE guide. Use the links at the left to navigate.


The basics of DfE.

Design tools

Simple DfE tools for design teams to use for assessing and comparing the environmental impact of their product concepts. Include a DfE questionnaire suitable for use by all design teams.


Ways to think about the materials you chose for your product


Joining methods you can include in your product to make it easier to take apart for reuse and recycleing.


How your product can be labeled so the customer and end of use system know what it is


Some of the most important U.S. and international regulatory drivers

Case studies

Examples of DfE

Grab Bag

A collection of useful DfE design tips

Print resources

Printed material on DfE, including books.

Web resources

Places to go on the web


Basic terms you will encounter when you learn about DfE


This guide to the Guide

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