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Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering by John Boutelle, Greg Papadopoulos, David Douglas

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Appendix

Lifecycle Phase Checklists

These checklists summarize the important items that can affect the legal standing, business results, and environmental impact of your product.

If it hasn’t been obvious already, you’ll notice that most of these items need to be addressed at design time. Even though they may relate to later phases of the product lifecycle, after the product or service has been designed it is usually too late for these items to have a serious impact on the overall design. However, there may be ongoing opportunities to switch parts or vendors, redesign packaging, change logistics strategies, and so on, and make ongoing improvements to a shipping product.

Another key point is that your product will be subject to the laws of the ...

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