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Sustainable Design for Products

The environmental impact of products and services is under intense scrutiny from consumers, stakeholders and regulators alike. Manufacturers are revising product designs to comply with increasing product legislation and they are also creating competitive edge through the launch of new or improved ‘green’ products.

 

So how do we help designers and manufacturers with sustainable design?

 

  • We have experts and tools to improve the eco-design of products
  • We develop action plans for the management of your products at the end of their life
  • We devise and implement supply-chain programmes to ensure your entire supply-chain is aligned with your sustainability objectives
  • We identify all the legislation that applies to your products and work with you to ensure compliance
  • And we undertake product-based life cycle assessments and footprints to identify and tackle your areas of greatest impact

 

We can help you to meet minimum standards for sustainable design and incorporate international best practice for product stewardship, as well as assessing the right strategies and opportunities for your products.

 

Our track record is established and varied. Some of it is detailed on this page, and other highlights include:

 

The development of Product Ecology, an eco-design tool to help designers, engineers and brand owners to assess the lifecycle impacts of their products and influence design choices. For further information and a 14 day free trial, visit: http://productecologyonline.com

 

Two renowned subscription-based online regulatory tools, one for the textiles and apparel industry and another for the electronics industry to help clients understand current and emerging legislation, worldwide . Find out more.

 

Experience in producing product footprints to guide sustainable design for prestigious companies such as Diageo, one of the world’s largest drinks manufacturers.

 

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Design greener products

Design greener products

Test drive our brand new online ecodesign tool, Product Ecology, for free for one month. No downloads. No manuals.

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Design greener products

Join the debate

Join the debate

Is marketing ‘products’ as ‘services’, a new sustainable business model? Given producer responsibility regulations, is this a new model for sustainable consumption? For example, you don’t buy a washing machine, you pay for each use of the machine, and the manufacturer takes back at end-of-life.  We’re discussing this with clients. If you’d like to join our discussion forum email: graham.munday@wspgroup.com

 

Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

We helped to design a web platform, called PIQET, to provide a life cycle assessment of the environmental impacts of packaging for the food and beverage industry. Find out more

Sustainable Packaging