By definition, “Eco-design is an approach to designing products with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its whole life cycle”. Why has it become one of the hottest topics in EU legislation now, how can it in the end of a day change our lives? The simplest answer is – should we continue the current approach to the manufacturing based on the creation of non-durable goods we sooner than later will find ourselves in a “no-exit” crisis situation. It will be dominated by the end of all resources for production and living, along with the “mountains” of waste spread all over the Earth and floating in the Ocean. This is not apocalyptic fiction’ picture, unfortunately, but the result of the rational, weighed scientific calculations. The best solution for the current development of the world’s economy has been found in circular economy and eco-design along with some other technologies and tools like Big Data are considered to be the major pillars of it.
So in our conversation with Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst, in European Policy Centre (Brussels) during the conference devoted to the Eco- design and its potential , we asked the questions on the EU position in eco – design policy now and how particularly 2017 will contribute further in this policy progress? Also we were interested to find out how technically is the EU regulation in eco- design supposed to be implemented? Does the EC just provide the generic information and description of requirements to the products’ design or it penetrates deeply and very precisely towards every products design specifications? Romain Pardo provided his professional insights into these major topics of the current EU policies development which you may find in our video
It goes without saying that any new policy, any innovation is impossible without a comprehensive plan and convenient tools for it’s’ implementation. Trendy terms Eco design and Big Data are meeting each other in order to pursue the modern model of implementation based on the very precise and comprehensive information aimed at getting the most efficient results. But how does it happen? – we asked Adrian Harris, Director General of Orgalime, the prime voice of the EU engineering industry on selected issues, with eco-design being one of the most significant subjects. Adrian Harris in detail explained to us how Big Data contributes into Eco-design development and efficiency.