EcoDesign: Driver for Innovation

On Tuesday October 29th, the Syntens North Holland Materials Circle organised a meeting about Ecodesign in the metal and plastics industry. Emiel Hanekamp from Partners for Innovation was invited to give a presentation about Ecodesign as driver for successful innovation.

EcoDesign is the systematic inclusion of environmental aspects in product development. Chain thinking and collaboration in the in the chain are central to the approach Partners for Innnovation takes. Hanekamp presented some successful examples, including the adjustable spoiler by Daf Trucks, the Blueveyor baggage belt by Vanderlande Industries and Brammetje Bammetje, the plastic bread bag by Oerlemans.

The other speakers at the meeting in Haarlem were:

  • Mark Lepelaar from NPSP over Nature Based Composites for automotives
  • Jeroen op ten Berg from BGO Design about beautiful products and return.

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