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product responsibility in the field of industrial design

Littering the earth is one of the major problems of the 21st century. This problem is caused by human activity and harms not only humans themselves, but also the entire ecosystem of the earth. Particularly plastic waste is worst to nature as it can not be degraded biologically and incorporated back into the natural cycle. In addition to the well-known plastic bags, also the products of plastic a big problem. Many of these products are designed by industrial designers. So what should a product look like, to be really sustainable? Using sustainable materials is not enough. All aspects of the product must be rethought: development, materials, production, shipping and also what happens to the product if it is broken or if the user does not want to have it anymore. This work includes a newly conceived corporate structure and discribes them using the example of one specific product.