Selecting green homewares is principally a matter of buying those that have been made of the right materials. This includes using recycled or recyclable materials and using renewable materials. Green homewares are often the product of “design for environment,” an approach to product and service design that reduces the environmental impact of a product across its life cycle. For instance, such products will be made easy to disassemble, when applicable, to make recycling easier. They will also be designed through source reduction—the reduction of the toxicity of any product's final stage of life; that is, the point at which it becomes solid waste. Source reduction looks not only at whether a product is toxic to consumers while in use—which, of course, manufacturers have done everything ...

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