Minimising Material Consumption

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Abstract

Minimising material consumption means reducing the material consumption of a certain product; it is better if it is at every life cycle stage and throughout the entire service offered by the product; that is, corresponding to the functional unit. Using up less material diminishes the impact not only because less material/resources are extracted (pre-production), but also because it avoids fewer processing (production), transportation (distribution) and disposal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Design DepartmentPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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