Household EEE put on the market

This indicator shows the amount of new household electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) put on the market each year.

14.7 units/cap

…or 20.7 kilograms per inhabitant.

What do we see? 

By 2022, 98 million units of new EEE will have been put on the market in Flanders, or 14.7 units per inhabitant. This represents almost a doubling compared to 2010. During this period, however, the scope of reporting has been expanded to include new categories of lightweight EEE such as LED lamps, toners, cables, power strips, travel plugs and battery chargers. Without these categories, the trend between 2010 and 2022 continues to hover around around 53 million units.

The total mass of EEE has remained fairly constant around 145 million kilograms during this period; the decrease in 2017 is due to an adjustment in conversion units. For 2022, the total mass of new EEE equals 20.7 kilograms per inhabitant.

What’s the aim?

In a circular economy, we strive to fulfill material needs as effectively and efficiently as possible. Keeping products functioning as long and as high-quality as possible is essential in this: for EEE, circular strategies cover design, reuse and repair. If such strategies are rolled out more widely, the purchase of new products can be deferred.

What does this indicator measure?

This indicator shows the new household EEE goods placed on the market each year in Flanders. The figures can be expressed as both the number of goods placed on the market and their total mass. The data for Flanders were provided by Recupel.

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