1. Choose a product you would like to have in this place.
I would like to have a barbeque grill in this place
a. What are you trying to accomplish?
Ans: I would like to be able to grill meat and vegetables in my backyard to consume them as food.
b. How can you re-design this product to make it more sustainable? Use the material choices graph.
Ans: I would re-design the product to use either bio-waste or natural gas as fuel for the barbeque. Another re-design would be an electric powered barbeque which makes it more sustainable. Using a solar-powered electric barbeque would help make the barbeque environmentally sustainable.
c. What are the sustainable design principles you have used?
Ans: The sustainable design principles used are Durability and regard to materials - we remove out waste and pollution, and exclude toxic and persistent materials.
d. What are the economic and environmental benefits of your new design?
Ans: Economic - Using solar power to run the barbeque would make the cost to use negligible. Environmental benefits - Removing charcoal would help reduce air-pollution, it would also reduce the solid-waste produced by burning charcoal.
e. Which circular business model can you adopt instead of linear?
Ans: The circular business model is Long life and Performance.
f. If you look at the butterfly diagram, to which cycle does your product belong?
Ans: Within the technical cycle, the product can belong to maintenance and Reuse/Redistribute.