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Product Development, 2nd Edition by Aashi Mital, Anand Subramanian, Anoop Desai, Anil Mital

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Table 10.23

Checklist for the design and manufacture of consumer parts for environmental friendliness

 Implemented? Bad–good Comments
1 2 3 4 5
1. Avoid the use of toxic materials in the product and manufacturing processes; do not use Freon as a refrigerant       
2. Minimize the amount of material in the product:       
 Design for processes that minimize material scrap and produce smaller, lighter parts       
 Reduce the amount of packaging materials       
3. Design to minimize the use of energy-intensive process steps, such as high heating differentials, heavy motors, and extensive cooling       
4. Design the process to reduce manufacturing residue, such as mold scrap and cutting scrap       
5. Minimize the amount and variety of packaging ...

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