(While creating or making anything; think about the life cycle of the new product)
I. Reuse objects and materials that have already been made.
II. Respect ecosystems and pollute as little as possible.
III. Design objects using non-polluting reusable materials.
IV. Pay attention to the production process: where does your product come from? And where will it be wasted? This is as important as the raw material, supplies and tools.
V. Cut the use of polluting materials to a minimum.
VI. Create objects with less components.
VII. Avoid routines and predatory treatments such as galvanization, chromium plate or zincing that could pollute rivers and/or the atmosphere.
VIII. Propose re-design when there is any risk of waste.
IX. Before trashing select products that have already been used; look for leavings.
X. While trashing; stop, think, reuse and then recycle.
XI. If not in use, turn it off. Avoid “stand by” options; keep all equipment off while not in use.
XII. Minimize water consume in all stages of life cycle of any given product.
Manifesto launched in Belo Horizonte / Minas Gerais / Brazil in February 2009 by a group of designers.