Through out the years Environmental concern has historically occurred in waves, these can be traced back to the industrial revelation.
Thorstein Bunde Veblan (1857 – 1929) Starting point of the Environmental Concern and in 1954 Richard Neutra came up the word Bio realism for the Environmental.
The 1960s was the era of the Ecological Movement which was the reaction to Technology progression and an increase in consumption. In 1962 Rachel Carson she wrote a book about intensive farming which was a big economical problem because of the use of pesticides which lead to pollution.
The Oil shock shocked America because people expected that the oil was unlimited but when the Oil shock came people became worried that economy will fall and people started to think about creating sustainable products that could help economy and reduce pollution and oil usage. This slowed down economic growth in the country.
In the 80s there were many catastrophic incidents, The popularisation of the Ozone depletion and Global warming were big news and we didn’t help the crisis because Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Since 1980s companies across the globe, especially design and manufacturing companies use Green designing to make/create a green and more sustainable product to the world. This strategy works in the product life cycle and works by analysing the inputs and out puts of the manufacturing process.
This explains the process of how the green design and in the session we were placed into groups and had to choose a product and write a similar chart. In our group we discussed a BLT sandwich and the process of creating everything in it and the waste and we discovered that you could carry on doing the chart and there would be an end eventually.
It was very interesting because the challenge gave us a big eye opening idea that there are so much waste escaping manufacturing and with this designers should think of new ways of creating more sustainable and Environmental friendly products.