Integrating environmental requirements into the earliest stages of design is a fundamental component of product life cycle management. Still, there is much work to be done to help industry practice this approach. An important new guidance manual for product life cycle design from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently been produced by researchers at the University of Michigan and EPA. The report's key findings are summarized in this article.
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Pollution Prevention Review
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