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Design for Sustainability: Current Trends in Sustainable Product Design and Development

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  • Garrette Clark

    () (United Nations Environment Programme, Department of Technology, Industry and Economics, 15 rue Milan, 75441 Cedex 09, Paris, France)

  • Justin Kosoris

    () (United Nations Environment Programme, Department of Technology, Industry and Economics, 15 rue Milan, 75441 Cedex 09, Paris, France)

  • Long Nguyen Hong

    () (Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre, 4th floor, C10 Building, Hanoi University of Technology, DHBKHN, Dai Co Viet Road, Hanoi, Vietnam)

  • Marcel Crul

    () (Delft University of Technology, Industrieel Ontwerpen, Room 1A-40, Landbergstraat 15, 2628CE Delft, The Netherlands)

Abstract

The Design for Sustainability (D4S) concept outlines methodologies for making sustainable improvements (social, economic and environmental) to products by applying elements of life cycle thinking. D4S builds on the work of ecodesign to include economic and social concerns, and its methodology includes both incremental and radical innovation. The United Nations Environment Programme and the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, in concert with key partners, work to support, illustrate, and diffuse targeted D4S demonstration efforts, including the European Commission-funded Cleaner Production for Better Products project in Vietnam, that are needed to change unsustainable consumption and production patterns.

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  • Garrette Clark & Justin Kosoris & Long Nguyen Hong & Marcel Crul, 2009. "Design for Sustainability: Current Trends in Sustainable Product Design and Development," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 1(3), pages 1-16, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:1:y:2009:i:3:p:409-424:d:5484
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    Cited by:

    1. Mariale Moreno & Carolina De los Rios & Zoe Rowe & Fiona Charnley, 2016. "A Conceptual Framework for Circular Design," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(9), pages 1-15, September.
    2. repec:gam:jchals:v:7:y:2016:i:1:p:5:d:65442 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Qingying Li & Bin Shen, 2016. "Sustainable Design Operations in the Supply Chain: Non-Profit Manufacturer vs. For-Profit Manufacturer," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(7), pages 1-19, July.
    4. repec:gam:jsusta:v:9:y:2017:i:7:p:1136-:d:103275 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Mona Komeijani & Erinn G. Ryen & Callie W. Babbitt, 2016. "Bridging the Gap between Eco-Design and the Human Thinking System," Challenges, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(1), pages 1-16, March.
    6. Alessandro Ruggieri & Alessio Maria Braccini & Stefano Poponi & Enrico Maria Mosconi, 2016. "A Meta-Model of Inter-Organisational Cooperation for the Transition to a Circular Economy," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 8(11), pages 1-17, November.

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    Keywords

    ecodesign; Cleaner Production; Design for Sustainability; Product-Service Systems; developing countries; D4S; green products; sustainable innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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