Perhaps one of the best examples of advances in product redesigns with the environment in mind is televisions. Over the past 20-25 years, there has been an evolution in Panasonic TV design that has culminated in today’s easier to recycle and more energy efficient sets.
When you compare a set from the early 1980s with the current generation of models produced since 2000, you will notice some startling design differences. The newer models feature much fewer parts and the types of plastics has also been dramatically reduced. The end result is that today’s Panasonic TVs are much easier to disassemble and recycle than their predecessor models from the early 1980s.