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PRODUCT DESIGN REVISION (ENVIRONMENT/RECYCLING)  2

V. Ryan 2009-2017

 

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2. The car opposite is composed of thousands of parts/components.

Give an example of a car part or component than can be reused rather than recycled.
PART/COMPONENT NAME: _______________________________________________
 
3. Why is it sometimes better to reuse a part or component rather than recycling it? Some key words/phrases are listed below to help you with your answer.
 
COST - ECONOMICS - TIME - EASY - SAVES MATERIALS - SAVES ENERGY - ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - CHEAPER - SUSTAINABLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. In the 1960s some products were manufactured to last only a small number of years. They had a limited life span. A good example was a washing machine. Often these were designed to last only two to three years at most. A customer then had no option but to buy another.
What does limited life span mean? Explain your answer by reference to another product with a limited life span.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The photograph shows a rechargeable razor:
 
5. What are the advantages of have a rechargeable product of this type?
 
 
 
 
 
7. What are the disadvantages of have a rechargeable product of this type?
 
 
 
 
 
NO LEAD - RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES - REUSE - TRANSPORTABLE - SMALL - MODERN - PLUG IN
NOT DISPOSABLE - ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY - EXPENSIVE - COMPLEX - BATTERIES-TOXIC - USES ELECTRICITY
 
 
 
 
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