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In response to the public’s interest, companies have expanded their focus on reducing their environmental footprint through designing environmentally preferable products. Corporate environmental managers typically work with product design teams on this effort. This paper explains three tools available to assist in the assessment of EHS attributes of products, namely risk assessment, alternatives assessment, and life cycle assessment. An overview, process appropriate uses, and limitations of each tool are discussed.
Winnebeck, Kathryn H.
"Today’s Environmental Manager’s Toolbox: Evaluating the EHS Attributes of Products,"
Journal of Environmental Sustainability: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jes/vol1/iss1/8