Material substitution and weight reduction as steps towards a sustainable disposable diaper
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering2011 (English)Conference paper (Other academic) Published
Increasing market demands for 'sustainable products' has in the development of disposable diapers resulted in a focus on material substitution and weight reduction. In this study we have compared the strategic potential of these two approaches for development of the absorbing core of the product. The study indicates that regardless what strategy a company selects for reducing a products socio-ecological impact, both society and environment would benefit from a stronger focus on the long term goal of a sustainably product, instead of the milestones.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
sustainable development, materials management, sustainable product development
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7360Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo5453948F322A8C8DC125797A00553150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-7360DiVA: diva2:834967
Life Cycle Management 2011