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An Environmentalist Approach: Green Design

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Author(s): Gulay Coskun Kasap | Deniz Peker

Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
ISSN 1309-2448

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Design for life cycle | Green design | Design for environment | Eco-design

ABSTRACT
A product interacts with the environment throughout the entire life cycle- from the design phase to disposal phase- and every product makes different environmental impacts in different life cycle stages. Thus, reducing the environmental impact of a product by just focusing on the waste that is produced after the production process, is not possible. For this, a holistic and proactive approach adoption is required which considers the entire life of a product from raw materials that will be used in production to wastes occurred in production process, from packages to recovery of end of life products. This will be possible by “Green Design” which integrates the product and process design with environmental issues.

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