News & events

  • 04 June 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – June 2021

    Standards can significantly influence how laws are applied in practice – and environmental legislation is no different. This month, we bring you a crystal-clear example: plastics. In addition, Bond Beter Leefmilieu's Angelos Koutsis explains how his organisation led 8 of the biggest Flemish cities to sign a manifesto for fossil-free home heating.

  • 07 May 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – May 2021

    In this issue, find insightful stories analysing two EU policies with an important impact on the environment: the EU climate taxonomy, and the Battery Regulation proposal. In addition, read our report: an-depth analysis of how the EU should implement ecodesign policies in textiles to boost the transition towards a circular economic model for fashion.

  • 06 April 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – April 2021

    ECOS has just rebranded, meet the new us! In this issue, discover the new ECOS, with a new name behind the acronym. Learn about the two smart charging standards that could change our daily lives, and find out more about the missing EU strategy on sustainable buildings.

  • 02 March 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – March 2021

    On 1 March, we welcome a new set of energy labels for four product groups: washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and TVs & monitors. Nonetheless, we ask the EU to ramp up ambition to unlock game-changing savings. In this newsletter, find also links to our Annual Work Programme 2021 Annual Review 2021... and much more!

  • 26 January 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – January 2021

    The year 2021 just kicked off - a perfect moment to plan ahead and think of the policy trends to follow for the next 365 days. Sustainable batteries for electric cars, strategies to reduce our energy consumption, a renovation wave for buildings… the year will be packed with political decisions with huge potential to help us (or not) achieve a successful transition to a climate-neutral world.

  • 17 December 2020

    ECOS Newsletter – December 2020

    Warming our homes should not come at the expense of our planet. In this issue, find our latest reports on phasing out fossil-fuel heating and our vision for a clean mobility, focusing on requirements for batteries, tyre degradation and smart charging systems. On top, find out why 100% recycled-plastic claims are almost never true and read our views on sustainable product rules, textiles in protective equipment and the EU taxonomy on green investments.

  • 13 November 2020

    ECOS Newsletter – November 2020

    In this issue: 'fight' starts in Brussels to set official green finance list, new energy labels coming up for TVs and kitchen appliances, new ECOS video explaining our work and why standards are important for our planet... and much more!

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