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  • why ecodesign? image source: WRAP 80% of environmental impacts of a product or service can be locked-in at the design stage
    • general furniture impacts
    • production phase resource consumption (raw materials, coatings, solvents, and water)
    • production phase emissions (emissions to air, effluent, solid waste)
    • production phase energy consumption
    • transportation
    • end-of-life (EOL) treatment
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  • source: tom dixon
  • source: tom dixon
  • source: inhabitat, Droog, Jens Praet
  • source: Raw Nerve
  • source: Droog
  • source: Maria Elena Moretti
  • so, why are companies and designers looking at the issue?
  • 400,000 tonnes of furniture is dumped every year in the UK business in the community 2008 “ “
  • Image www.castlereagh.gov.uk £32 Landfill Tax UK Landfill tax in the UK has risen from £7.00 per tonne in 1996 to £32.00 in 2008
  • source: UNEP
  • how do we design out impacts?
    • popular measurement methods
    • Life Cycle Analysis
    • Carbon footprinting
    • Eco-indicators
    • Cradle to Cradle protocol
    • Priority matrix
  • source: Steelcase, Herman MIller
  • life cycle thinking Material Processing Production Packaging Transport/Retail Consumption Waste Landfill Remanufacturing/Repurposing Source: CRR & Envirowise (2007) An Introduction to Remanufacturing GG773 Product reuse Material recycling and reuse Energy from Waste Reduce Reuse Repair Refurbish Remanufacture Repurpose Recover Recycle
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  • case studies
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  • furniture industry research association Envirowise orangebox, formway, herman miller, steelcase The Sustainable Furnishings Council