TED's Ten:3 – Design to Reduce Chemical Impacts

This strategy is about appropriate material selection and processes for any product to minimise environmental impacts.

“One cupful of pesticides and fertilisers are used in the production of the average t-shirt” (Observer, 2005)

Examples:

  • Seek organically produced materials
  • Use mechanical technology to create non-chemical decorative surface pattern
  • Create effects to replace materials and processes known to be harmful

 


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