Environmental Prevention such as Sustainable Eco-design seeks an integration of environmental (ecology), social (equity) and business (economy) aspects to be better prepared for new and more demanding legislative contexts that affect the production sector. This makes it possible for the environmental factor to be considered as yet another requirement of the product and with the same level of importance that other factors may have; factors such as cost, functionality, safety, quality and durability, which cannot be compromised.
We can define Eco-design as a design process that considers environmental impacts at all stages of the product design and development process, to achieve products that generate the minimum possible environmental impact throughout their entire life cycle.
Eco-design, by incorporating a comprehensive approach, plays a fundamental role towards sustainability and responsible consumption, including:

  • the product-system vision;
  • the life cycle concept;
  • and the integration of all the actors involved in improving the environmental aspects of the products.

Life cycle analysis and supply chain management make it possible to assess material and energy flows and environmental impacts, helping us as eco-designers to identify possible improvements to be made.