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Aleksandar Subic, Adrian Mouritz and Olga Troynikov Sustainable design and environmental impact of materials in sports products Sports Technology 2

Version of Record online: 3 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/jst.117

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The article provides a detailed review and discussion of the main issues associated with the use of advanced materials in sports products, focusing in particular of the contemporary research and practice driving sustainable design of sports products. This includes the application and integration of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in sports equipment design. The sustainable use of composite materials in sports equipment as well as natural and synthetic fibres in sports apparel is examined in detail, including the sustainable design practice, manufacture and recycling/reuse issues. © 2010 John Wiley and Sons Asia Pte Ltd

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