Sustainability Through Innovation in Product Life Cycle Design

  • Mitsutaka Matsumoto
  • Keijiro Masui
  • Shinichi Fukushige
  • Shinsuke Kondoh

Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Product Development for Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louise Lindkvist, Natalia Alonso Movilla, Erik Sundin, Peggy Zwolinski
      Pages 3-19
    3. Daniel Kammerl, Damian Schockenhoff, Christoph Hollauer, Dominik Weidmann, Udo Lindemann
      Pages 21-32
    4. Shinichi Fukushige, Yumi Shiraishi, Yasushi Umeda
      Pages 47-59
  3. Design for Sustainability in Emerging Economies

  4. Business Design for Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Avni Desai, Mattias Lindahl, Maria Widgren
      Pages 217-232
    3. Sharon Prendeville, Nancy Bocken
      Pages 269-283
    4. Takashi Iwamoto, Hidetaka Aoki
      Pages 285-296
    5. Jacquetta Lee, James R. Suckling, Debra Lilley, Garrath T. Wilson
      Pages 297-313
    6. Yoshihiko Sakamoto, Takashi Iwamoto
      Pages 315-326
    7. Hideyuki Sawanishi, Yuji Sasaki, Nozomu Mishima
      Pages 327-337
    8. Yuki Yamamori, Yumihito Yokoki, Hiroyuki Hiraoka
      Pages 339-352
    9. Yumihito Yokoki, Yuki Yamamori, Hiroyuki Hiraoka
      Pages 353-365
    10. Tsai-Feng Kao, Jui-Che Tu
      Pages 367-381
  5. Sustainable Production and Material Recovery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Yoshitaka Tanimizu, Hiromasa Ito, Kenta Matsui
      Pages 399-415
    3. Yasuhiro Sudo, Michiko Matsuda, Fumihiko Kimura
      Pages 417-433
    4. Shinsuke Kondoh, Toshitake Tateno, Yusuke Kishita, Hitoshi Komoto, Shinichi Fukushige
      Pages 475-486
    5. Toshitake Tateno, Yuta Yaguchi, Shinsuke Kondoh
      Pages 487-498
    6. Supachai Vongbunyong, Sami Kara
      Pages 513-524
    7. Hiroyuki Inano, Keiichi Tomita, Tatsumi Tada, Naoki Hiroyoshi
      Pages 525-536
  6. Strategy for Sustainable Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 537-537
    2. Carl Dalhammar
      Pages 539-549
    3. Rattanawan Mungkung, Singh Intrachooto, Tananon Nudchanate, Kannika Sorakon
      Pages 551-563
    4. Benjamin C. McLellan, Yusuke Kishita, Kazumasu Aoki
      Pages 583-599
    5. Benjamin C. McLellan
      Pages 619-631
    6. Tomomi Nagao, Minako Hara, Shinsuke Hannoe, Jiro Nakamura
      Pages 633-649
    7. Areli Avendano Franco, Liam Fennessy, Judith Glover
      Pages 651-662

About this book


This book consists of chapters based on selected papers presented at the EcoDesign2015 symposium (9th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing). The symposium, taking place in Tokyo in December 2015, has been leading the research and practices of eco-design of products and product-related services since it was first held in 1999. The proceedings of EcoDesign2011 were also published by Springer.

Eco-design of products and product-related services (or product life cycle design) are indispensable to realize the circular economy and to increase resource efficiencies of our society. This book covers the state of the art of the research and the practices in eco-design, which are necessary in both developed and developing countries. The chapters of the book, all of which were peer-reviewed, have been contributed by authors from around the world, especially from East Asia, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

The features of the book include (1) coverage of the latest topics in the field, e.g., global eco-design management, data usage in eco-design, and social perspectives in eco-design; (2) an increased number of authors from Southeast Asian countries, with a greater emphasis on eco-design in emerging economies; (3) high-quality manuscripts, with the number of chapters less than half of that of the previous book.


Closed-loop supply chain Eco-design in emerging economies Eco-design of products and services Product life cycle design Resource efficiency

Editors and affiliations

  • Mitsutaka Matsumoto
    • 1
  • Keijiro Masui
    • 2
  • Shinichi Fukushige
    • 3
  • Shinsuke Kondoh
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Osaka UniversitySuitaJapan
  4. 4.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan

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