DT - Sustainability

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  • Sustainability & 6 R's
    • Reduce
      • Reduce the amount of material and waste when designing and making
    • Rethink
      • Rethink whether a product is needed and if so try and redesign it to be more friendly towards the environment
    • Reuse
      • Designing so that the product is able to be reused for another purpose 'upcycling'
    • Repair
      • Designing a product so it can be repaired or maintained to prolong its life
    • Recycle
      • Designing using materials that can be recycled at the end of the products life
      • Product can be taken apart and the materials can be used to make new products or new materials
    • Refuse
      • By refusing to purchase a product may influence whether that product is produced

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