Sustainable Products Definition
Sustainable products are those that benefit society, the environment, and the economy over their entire lifecycle, from raw material extraction to final disposal, while also safeguarding human health and the environment.
Key characteristics of a sustainable product:
- Product is made from renewable resources; it does not deplete our natural resources
- Product production and distribution requires minimal energy consumption and minimizes waste
- Recycling and reuse options are available
- Safe working conditions and other socially responsible practices are used to manufacture the product