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Don’t Design for the Dump

Posted by Alex | November 12th, 2010 | Filed under Design, Environmental Change, Sustainability

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The latest video from Annie Leonard (of “The Story of Stuff” fame) reminds us of the importance of considering the end-of-life implications of our purchases. It’s also a succinct primer on externalizing costs: the business paradigm in which the environmental, societal and heathcare costs of companies’ decisions aren’t their responsibility. That needs to change.

To learn about Nau’s beginning-of-life to end-of-life design strategies, check out this Greymatters post on Sustainable Fabrics.

One Response to “Don’t Design for the Dump”

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