• 14 January 2020

    Games Consoles: Position on the Proposed Updated Voluntary Agreement

    The game console industry has proposed an update of its Self-Regulatory Initiative (SRI) under the Ecodesign Directive, following an independent review study completed in 20191. The position paper summarises the views of environmental NGOs in relation to the revision and puts forward changes that are essential in order for the proposed SRI to constitute a genuine first step towards the level of ambition expected from an ecodesign measure.

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  • 10 December 2019

    The next circular economy action plan: Priority measures for the European Commission

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  • 19 November 2019

    Review of the CENELEC Standards on Collection & Treatment of WEEE

    The CENELEC standards fulfil an important function by detailing technical requirements for the safe and environmentally sound collection and treatment of WEEE as prescribed by the WEEE Directive. However, there are several shortcomings that should be addressed for the standards to be regarded as 100% state of the art. We call for an in-depth revision of all the standards, particularly of EN 50625-1, TS 50625-4 and EN 50614. As a start, this paper lists the key aspects that need to be improved for the standards to effectively contribute to a circular economy.

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  • 22 June 2019

    ECOS Work Programme 2019

    ECOS Work Programme 2019 is now available for download! Take a look at our priorities!

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  • 01 May 2019

    ECOS Annual Report 2018

    ECOS had a fantastic 2018! Our successes helped shape standards and laws combatting climate change, promoting clean energy and a circular economy.

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  • 15 March 2018

    ECOS Work Programme 2018

    Learn about our activities planned for 2018!

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  • 29 October 2019

    Discover our work – Spotlight on biodegradable plastics

    Biodegradable plastics are often seen as improved versions of regular plastics. There is a certain comfort in thinking that our plastic products could disappear completely, as if they had never existed. However, the reality is very different. Biodegradable plastics are not an alternative to regular plastics. It is important to keep in mind that biodegradability is only an end-of-life management option. Prevention of plastic production and use, but also reuse, rank higher in the waste hierarchy and are simply a better choice.

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  • 03 October 2019

    Infographic – The ugly truth about electric heaters

    Do you #knowYourheater? Of course you don’t, how could you when it doesn’t even have an energy label? ECOS and the Coolproducts Campaign think it is about time for the European Commission to include electric heaters in the scope of the energy label, so that consumers can learn that they are, in fact, a G-class product.

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  • 24 September 2019

    ECOS Comments on the Guidance on practical aspects of the implementation of Regulation (EU) No. 1025/2012

    We welcome further clarification of Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 in many aspects, including the legal nature of standards, the implementation of the provisions and principles of transparency and inclusiveness, and the interaction between policy-makers and standardisation organisations during the Standardisation Request process.

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