What do we see?
Between 2013 and 2015 there was an increase in the number of pieces, but this rise is largely explained by the fact that a number of extra categories were added to the scope in 2015. This is why we will only look at the trend between 2015 and 2019. During these years, the total number of EEE items in Flemish households increased, from 222 million in 2015 to 240 million in 2019. ICT and “other” products were the fastest growers.
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 products owned by households in Flanders. The data was provided by Recupel.