Purpose: The paper presents a possibility of ecological aspects considering in materials and materials technological processes designing. The main objective of ecodesign concept is environmental influences reducing. The article presents also main tools of ecodesign. Design/methodology/approach: To sustainable development principles realization it is necessary environmental aspects to engineering design introducing. It is possible only in case of methodology and tools of ecodesign using. Findings: In the article Checklist (CL), Material Input Per Service Unit (MIPS), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), etc. as a main tools of ecodesign presented. The basic phases of ecodesign methodology also presented. Research limitations/implications: Ecodesign makes possible product or service designing and its impacts on the environment minimization. It has influence on every stage of a life cycle of the products: raw material extraction, production, packaging, distribution, use, recovery, recycling, etc. Practical implications: Taking into account environmental aspects in design, the minimization of the total production costs through the production waste quantity and energy consumption reduction, added materials reduction obtained. Originality/value: The paper presents ecodesign as a new approach to products design. We can define environmental results of all design activities (e.g. products, materials, technological processes) already on the design stage.