Green design, also known as ecodesign, design for the environment, and sustainable design, refers to the practice of designing products for sustainability—that is to say, embracing the economic, social, and environmental impacts of producing and consuming a product, and designing it in such a way that its impacts are minimal, or reduced in comparison to mainstream alternatives.

Green design can be applied to the built environment, the design of consumer goods and products and other physical objects, or can transcend the tangible and extend to the design of systems and methods of doing things in a way that is superior in terms of sustainability, compared to conventional methods.

Design is not just about looking at the product being designed, it is about considering the wider impact that ...

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