What do we see?
Between 2015 and 2019, the number of EEE items increased from 222 million to 240 million. While white goods (domestic appliances) are still the largest category, ICT and other products show the most significant increase during this period. Brown goods (audiovisual electronics such as radios and TVs) is the only group of goods that shows a decreasing trend.
What’s the aim?
In a circular economy we aim to reduce the number of products and the amount of resources needed to fulfil a certain function. The ideal scenario would therefore be a decrease in the number of EEE goods in households, which would indicate an increase in their use efficiency and intensity. For a full picture of the current situation, the analysis of the number of EEE goods should be combined with an analysis of their use intensity.
What does this indicator measure?
This indicator describes the number of EEE items (per category) owned by households in Flanders. The data was provided by Recupel.