Sustainable Development Policies: Building with Natural Materials in the Children’s Playgrounds

Journal of Economics and Business

ISSN 2615-3726 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5667 (Print)

Published: 18 March 2018

Sustainable Development Policies: Building with Natural Materials in the Children’s Playgrounds

Wei-Chen Chang

Chang Gung University, Taiwan

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10.31014/aior.1992.01.01.2

Abstract

This study employs sustainable development in designing a playground. The research structure is based on the concept of sustainable and renewable design. The disadvantages of the current materials used for playground equipment are discussed. Natural environments and sustainable development are also investigated to provide a new direction for industries engaged in designing playgrounds. The environmental context is expressed in different playground design process examples. Thus, this study explains that the character and image of green manufacturing can be established through new environmental effects. We can also regard natural environmental choice that can promote an eco-friendly spirit in future industry.

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