Eco-design is based on Life Cycle Thinking.
Possible better alternatives for the entire life cycle can be identified through LCA when the limitations of the circular model are recognised during the first phase.
Video: Eco coffee cups?
– Leyla Acaroglu on design-led sustainability, life cycle thinking and functions –
Source: Disrupt Design
Example of the Functional Units used in Life Cycle Assessment and Design looking at LCA of different coffee cups.
You will be surprised at what cup is better!
Mythbusting Quick Explanation: designed for educators to help explore the use of Life Cycle Thinking and Functional Units used in Life Cycle Assessment (and/or Design)