Minimization and ecodesign

SESSION D5 / 19 November 2020 / 14:45 - 16:00

Minimization and ecodesign

Chair / Presidente: Laura Badalucco (IT)


According to EU waste hierarchy, waste minimisation should play the most important role in waste management. The role of minimisation is, so far, small and the way to measure it is still unclear. Several strategies could be adopted to avoid or reduce the waste generation at the source, monitoring both the quantity and the quality. The strategies can be implemented at different steps of the life cycle of the products, the “eco-design” might represents an important tool to produce goods which should be long lasting, easy to be repaired/reused, free of any hazardous substance, etc. This session aims at address the critical points and the opportunities within the concepts of prevention and eco-design.