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Spaceship ecodesign

Dewberry, Emma and Goggin, Phillip (1996). Spaceship ecodesign. Co-Design: the interdisciplinary journal of design and contextual studies(5/6) pp. 12–17.

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Abstract

In this paper we define ecodesign as - 'design which addresses all environmental impacts of a product throughout the complete lifecycle of the product, whilst aiming to enhance other criteria like function, quality, and appearance'.
On the basis of an ongoing survey of UK organisations, we are able to describe the main policies which contribute, largely in a makeshift or transient way, to ecodesign.
Finally, ecodesign is related to the larger territory of 'sustainable design'. We argue that needs can be fulfilled in ways that substantially reduce global pressures on finite resources and decrease levels of waste and pollution.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: The Authors
ISSN: 1355-302X
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 29317
Depositing User: Emma Dewberry
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 15:50
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 15:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29317
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