Implementation 30 April 2019

NEW postcard: The Energy Label should go circular!

Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted improved energy labels for a number of domestic and commercial appliances.

Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted improved energy labels for a number of domestic and commercial appliances.

As Europe works towards revamping this well-known EU guide to better products, ECOS argues it is high time for the Energy Label to also inform consumers on the durability and repairability of products, and help meet the Circular Economy objectives.

Our new postcard explains how the energy label could incorporate new information to keep helping Europeans choose better products.

circular label

In short, besides the information on product energy performance, the label should also guide consumers towards products which:

  • Are long lasting: by displaying information on the warranty offered, the expected duration of the product or its parts, and the time during which software updates will be available.
  • Are easy to repair: by giving the product a score or informing on individual parameters such as the availability of repair instructions or spare parts.
  • Have a lower environmental impact: by informing on key environmental parameters such as the water consumption, the sound level, or the toxicity of the products.

See why the energy Label should go circular!

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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