Martine Stillman
Vice President of Engineering

[Download] Sustainable Design: Minimizing the Environmental Impact of a Product’s Materials & Manufacturing

Hey! Since posting this, we created a rad ebook that lays out our entire Sustainable Design Process, which is now available for download here.

At Synapse, we define Sustainable Design as maximizing environmental, social, and economic benefits over the entire product lifecycle. This downloadable guide is an extract from our Sustainable Design Process, detailing the last stage—"“Select & Execute Relevant Strategies”—in particular, the strategies for minimizing the environmental impact of a product’s materials and manufacturing.

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