Guide

Design efficient electrical and electronic equipment

Introduction

Businesses that produce and design electrical and electronic equipment are under increasing pressure to consider the environmental impact of their products throughout their lifecycle. This is often known as eco-design.

You will have to comply with legal requirements such as the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations and the European Union Energy-related Products Directive.

You are likely to face pressure from customers, competitors and the supply chain to design products that have less impact on the environment. However, this can help you to cut costs, innovate and gain a marketing advantage.

This guide looks at how effective eco-design can allow your business to benefit from reducing the environmental impact of electrical and electronic products.