But what exactly is eco-design? The principles of eco-design apply to all phases of the product’s life cycle, with the aim of reducing its overall environmental impact: from the procurement and use of raw materials, which must be reusable, biodegradable, recyclable and non-toxic. ; their processing in the production process and distribution, which must comply with the EU eco-design directive (Directive 009/ 5 / EC), in terms of energy efficiency (reduced energy consumption in the production phases) and reduced environmental impact. The consumption of the product and the possibility of re-use also contribute to defining it as eco-friendly: the life cycle of the product must be able to be extended as much as possible, through the recycling and / or re-use of its components. Alternatively, the product must be 00% biodegradable, so as to completely re-enter the natural cycle.

But what exactly is eco-design? The principles of eco-design apply to all phases of the product’s life cycle, with the aim of reducing its overall environmental impact: from the procurement and use of raw materials, which must be reusable, biodegradable, recyclable and non-toxic. ; their processing in the production process and distribution, which must comply with the EU eco-design directive (Directive 009/ 5 / EC), in terms of energy efficiency (reduced energy consumption in the production phases) and reduced environmental impact. The consumption of the product and the possibility of re-use also contribute to defining it as eco-friendly: the life cycle of the product must be able to be extended as much as possible, through the recycling and / or re-use of its components. Alternatively, the product must be 00% biodegradable, so as to completely re-enter the natural cycle.

But what exactly is eco-design? The principles of eco-design apply to all phases of the product’s life cycle, with the aim of reducing its overall environmental impact: from the procurement and use of raw materials, which must be reusable, biodegradable, recyclable and non-toxic. ; their processing in the production process and distribution, which must comply with the EU eco-design directive (Directive 009/ 5 / EC), in terms of energy efficiency (reduced energy consumption in the production phases) and reduced environmental impact. The consumption of the product and the possibility of re-use also contribute to defining it as eco-friendly: the life cycle of the product must be able to be extended as much as possible, through the recycling and / or re-use of its components. Alternatively, the product must be 00% biodegradable, so as to completely re-enter the natural cycle.

Ecodesign and circular economy are two key elements of a sustainable economic model. A design based on the efficient use of resources and materials, in fact, allows both to reduce the environmental impact linked to production, but also contributes to reducing the quantity of waste generated, intervening on the durability, repairability, possibility of updating and recyclability of the products themselves. . A good design, to be truly such, therefore focuses on the principles of the circular economy. 

Ecodesign materials are (1) reusable, (2) biodegradable, (3) recyclable, (4) non-toxic, (5) designed with the long life of the product in mind, making it removable, repairable, durable.