Under the AGEC law, producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) must submit an eco-design prevention plan (EPP) via an eco-organisation. This is a legal…
this is the first stage of our eco-responsibility scale which shows our client’s willingness to undertake an eco-design approach. At this stage, their eco-responsible choices are minimal. The product score is less than 50 out of 100.
this is the stage where the product validates certain decisive criteria. Following the analysis of the product, its score is between 50 and 70 out of 100.
the product is increasingly eco-committed, its strategy is focused on reducing its carbon footprint. It scores between 75 and 85 out of 100.
Autonomy, reparability and durability of electronics
The electronics category includes several criteria related to autonomy, reparability and durability. The score will therefore be better if the firmware can be updated to facilitate after-sales service interventions and corrections at the customer’s premises, thus avoiding the creation of ‘disposable’ products as soon as a new version is released. This category also takes into account the efforts made to limit components with a high environmental impact and to limit energy use. Finally, the lifetime is also calculated via the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure).
Recycled plastic, demountability and recyclability of the mechanics
The eco-design of this category is linked to 4 main criteria. Firstly, the incorporation of recycled material, in particular plastic, in order to have a significant carbon gain. Then, the dismantlability of the products is analysed in order to verify if the dismantling is facilitated with the aim of setting up circular economy loops. Then the recyclability will also be observed. This involves judging the solutions put in place to simplify product recycling, which may include avoiding overmoulding, bi-material products, and the use of paint and varnish.