In a world where climate change threatens our very existence, sustainable product design emerges as a superhero: saving the planet, one carbon footprint reduction at a time! As responsible inhabitants of Earth, we at ManGo specialize in developments to reduce our collective impact on the environment. The importance of sustainable product design cannot be emphasized enough, as it paves the way for a cleaner, more habitable planet for generations to come.
To enable a planet that remains inhabitable for generations to come we should all strive for sustainable or circular product design. Which is the creation of products that can be reused as long as possible. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. But there are multiple routes towards sustainable product design and development. It can be as simple as making sure something lasts a long time through enabling easy maintenance and serviceably. And once a product does reach their end-of-life; design for recycling methods ensure that dismantling and separation of mono-streams is possible. Material usage plays a crucial role in lowering environmental footprints. Depending on your requirements we can propose recycled, waste stream biobased or renewable materials.
Life Cycle Analysis is a method to identify the environmental impact of products during their life cycle. An LCA includes the mining of raw materials, manufacturing, logistics, usage and the recycling/disposal of the product. A Life Cycle Analysis. is a vital tool in projects where sustainable product design is paramount. Important choices such as use of materials, production techniques and the manufacturing location depend on it. LCA data enables us to optimize your product design in such a way that their ecological footprint is substantially reduced.
ManGo Product Design is continuously in search of the latest innovations in the field of sustainable materials. And subsequently applies these in the product design for our clients. And we subsequently apply these in the product design for our clients. In our brainstorming department, we have collected hundreds of materials, from biodegradable plastic to seaweed coatings and from coconut wood to mycelium. We invite you to come and visit our materials archive and be inspired by all the possibilities for your sustainable product design and development.
By far the biggest gains in sustainable and circular product design are to be made in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, meaning food, toiletries and detergents. Sustainable and circular packaging can annually save millions of tons of waste worldwide. Waste that is now largely burnt in Europe and ends up on landfills or in the sea in less developed countries. ManGo has realized numerous FMCG sustainable packaging design projects, among others all the circular packaging for online supermarket Pieter Pot.
ManGo has developed sustainable and/or circular products from idea to production for numerous clients, such as:
Clean energy, Sustainable & Circular
Sustainable & Circular, Electronics IoT
Automotive, Clean energy, Sustainable & Circular
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