How central authorities can support ecodesign: Company perspectives
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers SecretariatNordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat, Arbejdsgruppen for Holdbar Konsumtion og Produktion (HKP)Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat, Nordisk Affaldsgruppe (NAG)2008 (English)Book (Other academic)
Eco-design presents an integrated approach to develop products with as small environmental footprint as possible taking a life-cycle perspective. However, still, the vast majority of manufacturing companies do not use eco-design, or at least they do not use it in their marketing. Taking a company perspective, this report tries to understand why. Its ambition has been to identify and explain the incentives companies have for implementing eco-design practices in their product development. Ultimately, the report is trying to answer the question on how authorities can use these incentives to better support eco-design. The findings presented in the report are based on interviews with Nordic manufacturing companies, experts in the field and a literature survey. Conclusions are followed by general recommendations on how to stimulate the use of eco-design in companies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2008. , 84 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2008:569
Research subject Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-1000DOI: 10.6027/TN2008-569ISBN: 978-92-893-1733-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-1000DiVA: diva2:701310