Design for Environment (DfE) is a process used in many industries to help organizations improve the environmental impact of their products and services throughout the development process. Each industry approaches this process differently and there are few standards. In addition, for small manufacturers, this is often seen as a time-consuming and expensive additional cost. This is still a new process for most designers and engineers but it is slowly growing. More information: Manufacturing Best Practices and Design for Environment Guide and PPRC Publications.
What Does the DfE Label Mean? | Design for the Environment (DfE) | US EPA. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2011, from http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/formulat/label.htm
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