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In a report from Connecting 07 conference, Core77 highlights '11 Questions to Ask Before You Design, Specify, or Buy Anything' given by Chris Hacker who leads the Global Strategic Design Office of Johnson & Johnson:1.... Is it made with post-consumer recycled or reclaimed materials and how much?9.

In a report from Connecting 07 conference, Core77 highlights ’11 Questions to Ask Before You Design, Specify, or Buy Anything’ given by Chris Hacker who leads the Global Strategic Design Office of Johnson & Johnson:

1. Do we need it? Can we live without it?2. Is the project designed to minimize waste?3. Can it be smaller, lighter or made from fewer materials?4. Is it designed to be durable or multi-functional?5. Does it use renewable resources?6. Is reuse practical and encouraged?7. Are the product and packaging refillable, recyclable, or repairable?8. Is it made with post-consumer recycled or reclaimed materials and how much?9. Are the materials available in a less toxic form? Can it be made with less toxic materials?10. Is it available from a socially and environmentally responsible company11. Is it made locally?

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