Here are some useful links relating to sustainable product design.  If you’d like to suggest or update a link, please contact us.

DEMI – Sustainable Design website containing good background information about environmental issues in design, intended for use in education.

O2 – International network for sustainable design.

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills – The BIS website provides information regarding the legal responsibilities of designers and businesses, including details of relevant regulations and directives.

DEFRA – The DEFRA website provides information about environmental issues and Green Labels.

The Centre for Sustainable Product Design – Produce a journal that is available for subscription over the Internet and run a number of events for businesses and designers.

Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse – An organisation set-up to help those interested in the reuse and remanufacture of products.

eGeneration – Introduces Sustainable Product Design in the business context, including a video presentation by Prof. Martin Charter from CfSD. Also offers issues 1-10 of the Journal of Sustainable Product Design for free download.

Biothinking – The website run by Edwin Datschefski contains dozens of examples of good practise, information about the work of Biothinking International and free educational materials.

PRe Consultants BV – Developers and suppliers of the Eco-Indicator LCA methodology and SimaPro LCA Software.

Okala – An eco-design guide  and lifecycle asserssment tool.

Solidworks – Developers of the popular 3D CAD software and ‘Sustainability Express’ plugin.

Envirowise – A government organisation that helps businesses to improve profits by reducing their environmental impact. Offers advice on WEEE & ROHS.

SDN – The Sustainable Design Network organises meetings in the UK to discuss sustainable design issues.