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Product Design by Paul Rodgers, Alex Milton

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Green issues

This section examines the issue of “green” or “sustainable” design and discusses the impact of the emergence of environmentalism on product design and manufacture, from pioneers such as Vance Packard and Victor Papanek to the sustainable designs of today. It outlines the product design life cycle, examining products through their design, assembly, and manufacture through to their disassembly, disposal, and recycling. Issues such as material selection, component recovery, product longevity, energy consumption, and the efficiency of recycling are illustrated through contemporary examples.

Green design

The manufacture and use of the vast array of consumer products on the market today produce much of the pollution, deforestation, and ...

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