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A small textbook on: Environmental Effect Analysis
Department of Technology, University of Kalmar, Sweden.
Department of Technology, University of Kalmar, Sweden.
2001 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In today’s society products are being made and used to a constantly increasing extent. In addition there is also a never-ending flow of new products. Products that earlier generations would have never dreamt of. The new products are constantly trying to fill the needs and demands of our society.

These products are directly or indirectly causing environmental problems. The growing population’s increasing use of, and need for, these products results in larger and more complex environmental issues.

A growing knowledge of the connection between products and environmental problems has resulted in an increasing interest in these issues, from both businesses and the public, during the last ten years. To reduce the effects on the environment they try to apply an holistic perspective to the products, i.e. regard the entire life-cycle of the product.

It is the early phase of the product development that, to the greatest extent, determines the total environmental effect of a product. It is therefore important that the environmental aspects are taken into consideration in this critical phase so that the effects on the environment can be reduced.

This book presents Environment Effect Analysis (EEA), which is a qualitative method for Design for Environment, DfE. The method is designed for use in the early phases of product development. The advantages with the EEA method are that it is easy to learn, relatively fast to carry out and results in suggestions for concrete environmental improvements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kalmar: Department of Technology, University of Kalmar, Sweden , 2001. , 66 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87257ISBN: 91-973906-4-XOAI: diva2:587171

With contribution from: Carsten Jensen – HRM/Ritline AB (chapter 2.1;5).

Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2013-02-21Bibliographically approved

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