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What is the meaning of a 'clean design' ?
Successful 'cleaner design' requires reducing the environmental impact of the product or packaging throughout its entire life cycle.
What are the 5 features of 'clean design'?

1. Easy to dismantle for repair or re-use and so extending product life.

2. Easy to separate different materials for recycling

3. Easy to remove components that must be treated separately for repair

4. Use as few different materials as possible

5. Mark the materials/polymers in order to sort them correctly. Avoid surface treatments in order to keep the materials 'clean'

1. What are the most common raw materials used in manufacture? What are the materials derived from them?
Bauxite - Aluminium Iron Ore - Steel Crude Oil - Polymers Trees - Paper/card/board
Name two disadvantages of processing paper.
1. Deforestation 2. Environmental degradation of forest areas.
What is the biggest concern for raw materials?
They are being used up faster than the rate at which they grow or manifest. eg- trees or fossil fuels
Does a manufacturers responsibility end after the product has reached the customer? Justify.
No, The product has to be manufactured so that it can be repaired in the event of damage.
What are the issues related to the repair of products that may be broken or cease to work that are dependent on spare parts?

Spare parts may not be being made anymore due to product upgrades, Result - the product becomes obsolete.