Design for Environment Definition
Design for environment (DfE) is a design approach to reduce the environmental impact of products, processes, or services. It considers the whole lifecycle, going beyond just the use of recycled materials or proper packaging or disposal.
The DfE approach includes five aspects that follow the lifecycle of a product and enables companies to be more environmentally friendly in their work. The five aspects are:
- Materials and extraction
- Transport, distribution, and packaging
- End of life, design for disassembly, and design for recycling