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The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To: Greening Your Business by Heather Gadonniex, Trish Riley

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Chapter 10. Greening Your Products

In This Chapter

  • Ensuring products are sustainable

  • Patterning products after nature

  • Understanding life-cycle assessment

  • Preventing pollution produces profits

You want to green your products. And with all the hype surrounding green and the purchasing power of green consumers growing stronger every day, why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of the green wave? Creation of green products begins at the drawing board and design phase of the production process. By assessing the overall life cycle of your products and utilizing greener product design methods and concepts such as biomimicry, design for environment, and cradle-to-cradle design, you’ll be able to understand the environmental impacts of your products and determine ...

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