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Governments, companies, non-governmental organizations and consumers are becoming increasingly interested in improving the environmental performance of products. This Manual is the first of its kind to provide companies with a step-by-step approach to ecodesign. Steps that will help to fully integrate environmental considerations into the design process. The modular structure of the manual allows a company to gain experience in the field of ecodesign and then to tailor the initial step-by-step approach to produce an ecodesign programme suited to its own situation and needs. Companies interested in reducing the number of parts and amounts of materials used, avoiding use of toxic materials, reducing energy consumption and in planning for re-use, recycling and disposal will find this Manual invaluable.