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August 3, 2005

New Guide for Eco-Design Tools out now!


A systematic approach to eco-design needs appropriate tools. Within the awareness raising campaign an overview on checklists, methodologies and software tools especially for the electrical and electronics sector has been compiled and is published now as a revised 2nd edition. The guide comprises also links to webpages to download tools and for further information. Several tools are available for free. Some of the tools are presented in detail within the workshops of the campaign, see the individual workshop agendas. Download the Guide at EcoDesign Tools.




August 1, 2005

Environmentally Benign Product Design at IMAPS Nordic Conference


Ivan Szendiuch, professor at Brno University of Technology, will give a presentation on "Implementation of Eco Design in the Electronics Sector" at this year's IMAPS Nordic Conference 2005, September 11-14, Tønsberg (Norway). Ivan Szendiuch will present basics on eco-design relevant for the electronics sector, based on findings of the awareness raising campaign. His presentation is scheduled for the "Lead-free & Environment" session. IMAPS is the International Microelectronics And Packaging Society, a non-profit society for companies and institutions involved in electronics packaging and production.




July 7, 2005

Energy-using Products Directive has been Adopted


On July 7 the final text of the European EuP directive has been adopted (Directive 2005/32/EC). This directive provides the framework for eco-design requirements for electrical and electronic equipment. Environmental impacts throughout their entire life cycle will be taken into account and an environmentally friendly design of energy-using products will be aspired. In the near future detailed implementing measures for specific product groups will be adopted. Further information at Legislation and Policy.