Choose a product you would like to have in this place.
I would like to have a new engine in my car.
a. What are you trying to accomplish?
I would like an engine that is more fuel-efficient than the one I currently have so that I fill up my gas tank fewer times throughout the month.
b. How can you re-design this product to make it more sustainable? Use the material choices graph.
This product can be made more sustainable by manufacturing an engine that is produced using recycled metals and runs on simple, plant-based biofuels.
c. What are the sustainable design principles you have used?
Renewable Energy Usage, Materials/Recycling, and Durable Designs.
d. What are the economic and environmental benefits of your new design?
The economic benefit of the new engine design is a decreased fuel expense. The environmental benefit is a reduction in carbon emissions generated by automotive travel.
e. Which circular business model can you adopt instead of linear?
The engine can be designed for recycling. In the case of malfunction, car crash, or disposal of the vehicle, the engine can be reacquired from the consumer and used to produce another engine that also runs on biofuels.
f. If you look at the butterfly diagram, to which cycle does your product belong?