DfE Questionnaire

All questions are Yes/No/Don't Know. Add explanations where needed. For example, if you respond "Yes" to one of the regulation questions, list the regulation(s) and why they apply. For hardcopy, use the PDF version.

Raw materials

Do any of the raw materials have high environmental impact?

Are any recycled raw materials used?

Has the amount of raw materials been minimized?

Did the transport of the raw materials require significant energy use?

Are any of the raw materials hazardous or toxic?

Purchased components

Do any of the purchased components have high environmental impact?

Are recycled materials used in any of the purchased components?

Did the transport of the purchased components require significant energy use?

Do any of the purchased components contain materials that are hazardous or toxic?

Manufacturing

Have you minimized the creation of solid or liquid wastes in your product manufacturing process?

Does the manufacturing process toxic waste (airborne, solid or liquid)?

Have you minimized the number and type of parts?

Packaging and transport

Are packaging materials green?

Is the weight of the packaging much less than the weight of the product?

Does the customer throw away the packaging?

Can the product be shipped using minimal energy?

Product use

Is the product energy efficient?

Are consumables required for product use?

Has the environmental impact of consumables been minimized?

Re-use

Is the product designed for easy take-apart?

Can the product be easily separated into appropriate waste and recycling streams?

Does the product contain liquids or gasses that are difficult to capture during disassembly?

Is it clear to the end-user what must happen to the product at the end of it's life?

Regulations

Are there local or state green regulations that apply to the product?

Are there green regulations in other states that might apply to the product?

Are there federal green regulations that apply to the product?

Are there international green regulations that apply to the product?

Are there green regulations that apply to the process used to manufacture the product?