In this section we explore the ways that designers are just beginning to integrate environmental considerations, harnessing such approaches as biomimicry (designs inspired by nature), cradle-to-cradle (closed-loop production systems involving benign materials), green chemistry (less- or non-toxic alternatives to petrochemicals), and local sourcing (to reduce transport energy use and emission).
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