Towards the actual implementation of ecodesign in industry - the `haves` and `needs` viewed by the European ecodesign community

N. Bey, C. Boks, M. Ernzer, W. Wimmer, Timothy Charles McAloone

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Abstract

Over the past decades a great deal of information on ecodesign principles, methodologies, tools, case studies, product data, training and teaching material has become available. However, we still lack a catalogue of successful examples that show how ecodesign is integrated in every-day business. This especially applies to large industries such as the elec-tronics industry, which has traditionally been a major subject for ecodesign-related research across European universities. Although many large companies have established environmental departments, the dissemination and further implementation of ecodesign principles beyond these departments is observed to be problematic. This paper discusses and further elaborates on the results of a discussion, which arose at an ecodesign workshop, arranged at the Design 2002 conference in Dubrovnik. In the paper the authors attempt to establish a platform for further activities to foster the implementation of ecodesign in industry. In this elaboration, the paper defines a number of research ave-nues that, so far, have not been part of common research approaches in the European Ecodesign Community, and are of great validity for the research community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CARE Innovation 2002, Fourth International Symposium Eco-Efficiency and the Drive Towards Sustainability: Concepts for the Electronics and Automotive Industry
Publication date2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventCARE Innovation 2002, Fourth International Symposium Eco-Efficiency and the Drive Towards Sustainability: Concepts for the Electronics and Automotive Industry - Austria Center, Wien
Duration: 5 Nov 1829 → …

Conference

ConferenceCARE Innovation 2002, Fourth International Symposium Eco-Efficiency and the Drive Towards Sustainability: Concepts for the Electronics and Automotive Industry
CityAustria Center, Wien
Period05/11/1829 → …

Keywords

  • Ecodesign
  • Core front end
  • Decision making
  • Fuzzy front end
  • Innovation
  • New product development
  • Tools

Cite this

Bey, N., Boks, C., Ernzer, M., Wimmer, W., & McAloone, T. C. (2002). Towards the actual implementation of ecodesign in industry - the `haves` and `needs` viewed by the European ecodesign community. In Proceedings of CARE Innovation 2002, Fourth International Symposium Eco-Efficiency and the Drive Towards Sustainability: Concepts for the Electronics and Automotive Industry