New Product Design

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Design Strategies for Product and Materials Recycling

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By Helen Lewis and John Gertsakis, the authors of Design + Environment



Simple Products (packaging and other single-material products)

  • Choose materials that are commonly recycled

  • Ensure that materials used for labels, adhesives and caps are compatible with the primary material (or can be removed in the recycling process)

Disassembly and Recycling

  • Minimize material variety

  • Use compatible materials

  • Specify use of materials with recycled content

  • Consolidate parts

  • Reduce the number of assembly operations

  • Simplify and standardize component fits and interfaces

  • Identify separation points between parts

  • Use water-soluble adhesives where possible

  • Mark materials to enhance separation

=> Good Packaging Design: 10 Tips

New Product Development

Value Innovation: Yin-Yang Strategies

New Product Design

Cleaner Production Strategies

Design for Environment

Brief Outline    Design for Waste Minimization


Continuous Improvement Firm (CIF)

Kaizen Mindset    Kaizen: 5 Principles

Lean Enterprise: 13 Tips

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Best Practices

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New Product Design by IDEO

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