Environmental innovation:
Product design development for sustainability

Product design for the future

It is estimated that ~80% of environmental impacts are determined at the design stage. (Ellen Macarthur Foundation)

At Bang Creations we take this challenge front-on, utilising innovative materials to design products with a low environmental-impact, using renewable materials, and sustainable product life cycles.

The circular economy

The existing model for the economy is a linear one: To create, use, and dispose. A beginning, middle, and end.

In nature a tree grows using nutrients from the soil. It grows taking in sunlight for energy. Then it dies, decomposing back into the very soil it grew from, replenishing the soil with nutrients for more trees to grow. This is the perfect metaphor for the circular economy.

The premise of circular economy is to remove the 'end' process, reusing materials to create a circular one instead. This can be accomplished through the reuse of products, repairing of products, and finally the recycling of products.

Design for end-of-life

During the initial stages of product development the way in which the product will be disposed of must be strongly considered, and thus inform the nature of the design. Such as reducing or eliminating plastic use, and replacing them with more efficient recyclables, such as in replacing plastic water bottles with aluminium cans, which are infinitely more recyclable.

Making products deconstructable by using fixings rather than adhesives is another sustainable method, as this allows products to be repaired or modified easily, reducing how much product goes to landfill. It's even possible to make products compostable using materials such as potato-starch pulp, or bio-plastics.

Commercial benefits

Sustainable design can provide significant additional businesses benefits such as:

• Increased sales from environmentally conscious customers.
• Improved brand reputation and trust.
• Compliance with existing and future legislation.
• Generation of intellectual property.
• Improved environmental performance.

Environmental innovation:
Product design development for sustainability

Product design for the future

It is estimated that ~80% of environmental impacts are determined at the design stage. (Ellen Macarthur Foundation)

At Bang Creations we take this challenge front-on, utilising innovative materials to design products with a low environmental-impact, using renewable materials, and sustainable product life cycles.

The circular economy

The existing model for the economy is a linear one: To create, use, and dispose. A beginning, middle, and end.

In nature a tree grows using nutrients from the soil. It grows taking in sunlight for energy. Then it dies, decomposing back into the very soil it grew from, replenishing the soil with nutrients for more trees to grow. This is the perfect metaphor for the circular economy.

The premise of circular economy is to remove the 'end' process, reusing materials to create a circular one instead. This can be accomplished through the reuse of products, repairing of products, and finally the recycling of products.

Design for end-of-life

During the initial stages of product development the way in which the product will be disposed of must be strongly considered, and thus inform the nature of the design. Such as reducing or eliminating plastic use, and replacing them with more efficient recyclables, such as in replacing plastic water bottles with aluminium cans, which are infinitely more recyclable.

Making products deconstructable by using fixings rather than adhesives is another sustainable method, as this allows products to be repaired or modified easily, reducing how much product goes to landfill. It's even possible to make products compostable using materials such as potato-starch pulp, or bio-plastics.

Commercial benefits

Sustainable design can provide significant additional businesses benefits such as:

• Increased sales from environmentally conscious customers.
• Improved brand reputation and trust.
• Compliance with existing and future legislation.
• Generation of intellectual property.
• Improved environmental performance.

Environmental innovation:
Product design development for sustainability

Product design for the future

It is estimated that ~80% of environmental impacts are determined at the design stage. (Ellen Macarthur Foundation)

At Bang Creations we take this challenge front-on, utilising innovative materials to design products with a low environmental-impact, using renewable materials, and sustainable product life cycles.

The circular economy

The existing model for the economy is a linear one: To create, use, and dispose. A beginning, middle, and end.

In nature a tree grows using nutrients from the soil. It grows taking in sunlight for energy. Then it dies, decomposing back into the very soil it grew from, replenishing the soil with nutrients for more trees to grow. This is the perfect metaphor for the circular economy.

The premise of circular economy is to remove the 'end' process, reusing materials to create a circular one instead. This can be accomplished through the reuse of products, repairing of products, and finally the recycling of products.

Design for end-of-life

During the initial stages of product development the way in which the product will be disposed of must be strongly considered, and thus inform the nature of the design. Such as reducing or eliminating plastic use, and replacing them with more efficient recyclables, such as in replacing plastic water bottles with aluminium cans, which are infinitely more recyclable.

Making products deconstructable by using fixings rather than adhesives is another sustainable method, as this allows products to be repaired or modified easily, reducing how much product goes to landfill. It's even possible to make products compostable using materials such as potato-starch pulp, or bio-plastics.

Commercial benefits

Sustainable design can provide significant additional businesses benefits such as:

• Increased sales from environmentally conscious customers.
• Improved brand reputation and trust.
• Compliance with existing and future legislation.
• Generation of intellectual property.
• Improved environmental performance.