It’s still only in beta but if you’re looking for an easy-to-use tool to assess the environmental impact of your product, Sustainable Mind’s latest tool is fantastic. It’s still evolving, of course, as you would imagine. Over the next two years, expect it to be flushed-out for even more industries and categories. However, it’s really the thinking embedded into the product that is its biggest asset. This tool follows the Okala Curriculum closely so that it’s as much a tool to use to orient your thinking and planning in developing new products and services as it is a tool to assess impacts.
In fact, for designers, this is one of the few tools that can actually be used effectively during the design process, not only at the end of the process when you have a manufactured item.
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