Deutsch: Produkt / Español: Producto / Português: Produto / Français: Produit / Italiano: Prodotto

In this glossary products are mostly items made from raw or recycled materials; people buy and use these items everyday.

In general the term "product" may refer to any one of the following:


In the context of the environment, a product refers to any tangible item that is manufactured or produced which has an impact on the natural world. This can include goods such as electronics, clothing, household items, and more. The production, use, and disposal of products can have various environmental consequences, such as pollution, resource depletion, and habitat destruction. It is important to consider the lifecycle of a product, from raw material extraction to end-of-life disposal, in order to minimize its environmental footprint.

Application Areas

  • Manufacturing
  • Waste management
  • Resource conservation
  • Sustainable design
  • Packaging

Treatment and Risks

  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Efficient energy use
  • Toxicity and pollution control


  • Smartphones
  • Plastic bottles
  • Clothing
  • Furniture

Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Goods
  • Merchandise
  • Items
  • Commodities

Articles with 'Product' in the title

  • All-in, All-out production: An All-in, All-out production is a production system whereby animals are moved into and out of facilities in distinct groups. By preventing the commingling of groups, the hope is to reduce the spread of disease
  • Blood Products: Blood Products are any product derived from human blood, including but not limited to blood plasma, platelets, red or white corpuscles, and derived licensed products such as interferon
  • By-product: A By-product is a material, other than the principal product, generated as a consequence of an industrial process or as a breakdown product in a living system
  • Byproduct: A Byproduct is a product of considerably less value than the major product. For example, the hide and offal are byproducts while beef is the major product.See also: "Byproduct" is in the NAICS Code "311613"
  • Decay Products: Decay Products are Degraded radioactive materials, often referred to as "daughters" or "progeny"- radon Decay Products of most concern from a public health standpoint are polonium-214 and polonium-218
  • Disinfectant By-Product: A Disinfectant By-Product is a compound formed by the reaction of a disinfenctant such as chlorine with organic material in the water supply- a chemical byproduct of the disinfection process.
  • Gross primary productivity: Gross primary productivity (GPP) is the rate at which an ecosystem"s producers capture and store a given amount of chemical energy as Biomass in a given length of time
  • Net primary productivity: Net primary productivity is the (NPP) Rate at which all the plants in an ecosystem produce net useful chemical energy- equal to the difference between the rate at which the plants in an ecosystem produce useful chemical energy (gross . . .
  • Passive radon/radon decay product measurement device: Passive radon/radon decay product measurement device: A Passive radon/radon Decay product measurement device is a radon or radon Decay product measurement system in which the sampling device, detector, and measurement system do not . . .
  • Pressed Wood Products: Pressed Wood Products: A PRESSED WOOD PRODUCTS is a group of materials used in building and furniture construction that are made from wood veneers, particles, or fibers bonded together with an adhesive under heat and pressure
  • Primary productivity: Primary productivity in the environment refers to the rate at which plants and other producers convert solar energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis
  • Production: In the environmental context, "production" refers to the process of manufacturing or creating goods, resources, or energy. Production has significant environmental impacts, including resource depletion, pollution, and greenhouse gas . . .
  • RADON (Rn)5 AND RADON DECAY PRODUCTS: A RADON (Rn)5 AND RADON DECAY PRODUCTS is Radon is a radioactive gas formed in the Decay of uranium. The radon Decay Products (also called radon daughters or progeny) can be breathed into the lung where they continue to release radiation . . .



In the environment context, a product refers to a tangible item with environmental implications throughout its lifecycle. It is crucial to consider the environmental consequences of production, use, and disposal in order to minimize negative impacts on the natural world.


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