Main partners:

Localisation: Mechelen (Belgium)

Population: 6,444,127 (2015)


Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Action leader(s)

OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders)


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).