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Why Eco-Friendly Design is Important at MAKO

What is an Eco-Friendly Design?

In the world of design, it is undeniable that – as designers – we are always looking for better ways to push the boundaries of design and innovation. A large part of this is trying to find more sustainable, convenient, and efficient ways to do things.

With the world increasingly growing in population and material appetite, dedicated environmentalists have been focusing on creating more efficient ways to help our planet and environment thrive. This includes reducing waste and the production of products that are no longer sustainable or detrimental to our planet’s health. It is the duty of design innovators to help with these efforts.

As such, a major area in which designers, inventors, and innovators have centred their endeavours is creating designs that are eco-friendly and either help reduce waste output or allow natural environments to flourish.

Whether the invention is beneficial for the planet’s wildlife, plants, forests, parks, or beaches, it contributes to environmental protection efforts.

Since eco-friendly design is an increasingly growing and exceptionally important area of the design realm that has seen a lot of innovation lately, let’s delve further into this subsection of product design!

Why Eco-Friendly Design is Important at MAKO Design + Invent

Eco-friendly design is a core value at MAKO Design + Invent because we believe that caring for the health and environment of our planet is an inherent duty of the human population!

As recent research has revealed the negative impacts of outdated products, consumption and waste disposal methods, and modes of transportation, it’s integral that innovators carefully review what we’ve been using for the past few decades. We need to evaluate their impact and develop new solutions. This will help minimize our environmental impact going forward and prevent further negative effects caused by climate change and pollution.

Being a designer, inventor, and innovator does not mean the scope of your responsibilities is limited to just inventing or designing as an art form. It also entails helping society progress in ways that change our world and planet for the better.

Additionally, creating products with eco-friendly designs drives innovation within the design field as a whole while acting as an effective, proactive strategy for nourishing and protecting the environment.

Why Eco-Friendly Design is Good for Your Product

Looking at eco-friendly design from a business perspective, eco-friendly products do very well in the market. With the push of increasing awareness regarding rising environmental concerns, consumers are now taking into consideration the materials and development processes for the products they are purchasing and the effects they have on the environment’s health.

A product that is recyclable, decomposable, and reusable gains major points with the expanding population of consumers who are looking to contribute to waste reduction for the planet and purchase a product that will last for a long time.

Given the highly profitable nature of this market, developing a product that poses immense benefits to the planet is not only good for the environment but also for your business. It is a great way to add extra upsides when marketing your product, especially in a competitive field. It could be the deciding factor for the consumer!

Inventors will be happy to hear that the cost to produce and manufacture an eco-friendly design is cheaper than non-ecofriendly designs as eco-friendly designs typically use less raw materials, meaning less packaging and less handling of chemicals.

MAKO Design and Invents Tips for Building an Eco-Friendly Product

As with all product designs, the main focus of your design should be the viability and usability of your product’s primary function. Since there is no cookiecutter guideline for making an eco-friendly design, it is important to focus on your product’s functionality and build your design based on that functionality.

Creating an eco-friendly design could include designing a product that is more flexible, reliable, durable, adaptable, modular, degradable, reusable and, most importantly, simple.

Following the MVP methodology, a popular and highly recommended philosophy for product design that we preach a lot at MAKO Design + Invent, is also a fantastic way to create an effective and successful eco-friendly product.

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO today and visit our website to find out more. Or feel free to give us a call at 1-888-806-MAKO, and we can set you up on a call with our product strategist!

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!

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