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Getting Started

Once you recognise that the environmental and social impact of every product is important you can follow 3 basic steps to improve any product you design and/or manufacture:

1. Identify the problems

Use an ecodesign tool to analyse the product that you want to improve and identify problem areas e.g. energy efficiency, what happens at the end of life, the product is not needed

2. Generate solutions

Identify what ecodesign strategies you can use to improve the product e.g. selecting different materials, new ways of doing things, reducing energy consumption (look at the side menu for more ideas)

3. Apply them

If you are looking for more hands-on help, then please contact Dr. Vicky Lofthouse in the Department of Design and Technology at Loughborough University Tel: +44 (0) 1509 222777 E-mail: