Developing a Welsh Ecodesign Initiative – Stage 1 interim report, on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government – unpublished. 13th CIRP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LIFE CYCLE
- O’Connor, S. F. O’Rafferty
While the greatest concentration of ecodesign to-date has centred on large, international companies, SMEs represent a key element of national economies throughout the world, and they play a significant role in the development of new products. It has been well documented that ecodesign or simply good design is good business practice. This paper explores how one micro-sized Welsh business, RiochemTM, is taking on the ecodesign challenge. With the support of Design Wales and a multi-stakeholder team, RiochemTM took an ecodesign-led approach in developing their award winning TinyLabTM, a novel and innovative product and service for chemical titration analysis.