Towards sustainable design in the sports and leisure industry

Hanna, R and Subic, A 2008, 'Towards sustainable design in the sports and leisure industry', International Journal of Sustainable Design, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 60-74.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Towards sustainable design in the sports and leisure industry
Author(s) Hanna, R
Subic, A
Year 2008
Journal name International Journal of Sustainable Design
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 60
End page 74
Total pages 15
Publisher Inderscience Enterprises
Abstract The sports and leisure products industry, like most of the consumer products manufacturing sector has been operating very much on a disposable commodity basis. Indeed, many sports products require high levels of energy to manufacture, they exploit low-paid labour in the developing world, and they are conceived typically with little consideration of recyclability and reusability, or sustainability in general. It has not been of major concern to this $500 billion global industry to date. This paper puts forward the view that this industry will have to embrace the latest advances in the fields of technology and engineering in order to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable in the 21st century.
Subject Environmental Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Sport and leisure products
sustainable design
product life cycle management
life cycle assessment
sustainable innovation
Copyright notice 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN 1743-8284
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