What do we see?
From 2013 onwards there has been an increasing trend in the total number of items of new EEE on the market. The rise was sharply pronounced between 2017 and 2019, reaching a total number of around 95 million items. Between 2010 and 2019, the total number of EEE items almost doubled. This was mainly due to an extension of the reporting scope to new and lightweight EEE categories such as LED lights, toners, cables, power strips, electricity adapters and battery chargers. If we leave out these new EEE categories, the trend between 2010 and 2019 is rather constant. This contrast indicates the impact of new and lightweight EEE categories and the need to take these into account as well.
What’s the aim?
In a circular economy we aim to reduce the amount of resources – and therefore also the number of items – that are needed to fulfil a certain function. The ideal scenario would therefore be a decrease in the number of new items POM, combined with an increase in their use efficiency and intensity.
What does this indicator measure?
The EEE POM indicator describes the number of new EEE items put on the market for households per year. One way to express it is in the number of items put on the market. The data for Flanders was provided by companies reporting to Recupel.