Main partners:

Localisation: Mechelen (Belgium)

Population: 6,444,127 (2015)

Categories:
CEN_Icon_Business-Models_Eco-Design CEN_Icon_Resources_Biogenic-Fraction CEN_Icon_Construction-Material CEN_Icon_Resources_Paper CEN_Icon_Resources_Metal CEN_Icon_Resources_Water CEN_Icon_List-2 CEN_Icon_Resources_Energy CEN_Icon_Resources_Land-use CEN_Icon_Resources_Biodiversity CEN_Icon_Resources_EEE CEN_Icon_Resources_Other-Bulky-Items CEN_Icon_Resources_Wood CEN_Icon_Resources_Glass CEN_Icon_Resources_Plastic CEN_Icon_Resources_Other-Fractions CEN_Icon_Instruments_Technical-and-Research

Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Action leader(s)

OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders)

Summary

OVAM created an ecodesign service within its facitlity. It developed 3 main tools: Ecolizer (estimation of the environmental impact of a product design), OVAM SIS Toolkit (Sustainable Innovation System – integration of sustainability principles into innovation and design processes), EHE-kit (Implementation of eco-design in higher education). In addition OVAM developed 3 specific activities to boost ecodesign in Flanders: Awards for designers, research and collection of good examples, launch of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC).