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One Charger To Fit Them All: Using ecodesign to deliver an ambitious common charger initiative

This report contributes to the ongoing policy debate on the best way forward towards achieving the objectives of the newly announced common charger initiative. It determines the reasons behind past policy failures and examines the technology trends, considering how these are likely to impact consumers, the market and the environment in the future.

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  • 15 July 2020

    One Charger To Fit Them All: Using ecodesign to deliver an ambitious common charger initiative

    This report contributes to the ongoing policy debate on the best way forward towards achieving the objectives of the newly announced common charger initiative. It determines the reasons behind past policy failures and examines the technology trends, considering how these are likely to impact consumers, the market and the environment in the future.

    View the document
  • 15 July 2020

    Infographic – One Charger To Fit Them All

    A visual summary of our paper, which contributes to the ongoing policy debate on the best way forward towards achieving the objectives of the newly announced common charger initiative. It determines the reasons behind past policy failures and examines the technology trends, considering how these are likely to impact consumers, the market and the environment in the future.

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  • 14 July 2020

    Joint NGO Statement – Chemical Recycling: 7 Steps To Effectively Legislate On Chemical Recycling

    The concept of ‘chemical recycling’ has been promoted by the industry for decades, including as a solution to the current plastic crisis. The industry has been claiming that chemical recycling technologies are able to treat plastic waste that is currently not recovered through mechanical recycling, thus enabling an entirely circular economy in plastic. Yet, a recent research review highlights the limits of these technologies to deal with plastic waste (such as the need for a pure feedstock, the need for further treatment of by-products, high loss of feedstock carbon in the process, etc.) and the high energy consumption requirement of these processes.

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  • 02 March 2020

    Annual Review 2019

    In 2019, ECOS not only delivered on its objectives, but also continued to grow. Thanks to a committed team, members, external experts, and support from funders, we were able to expand our work to new policy areas and campaigns. Take a look at our Annual Review 2019!

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  • 20 January 2020

    Work Programme 2020

    2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year. We will continue to help shape ambitious political, legislative and standardisation strategies to promote the urgent transition to a clean and circular economy and combat climate change. We will also keep pushing for the standardisation system at all levels to be more inclusive so as to enable effective participation of our environmental voice.

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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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  • 04 August 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on textiles

    We all need clothes. The way we produce and use them, however, needs to change – urgently. Today’s textile industry is far from sustainable, with enormous environmental and social impacts. It must move away from the “buy – use – throw away” pattern and adopt a real circular model. Read our one-pager to find out more!

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  • 15 July 2020

    Infographic – One Charger To Fit Them All

    A visual summary of our paper, which contributes to the ongoing policy debate on the best way forward towards achieving the objectives of the newly announced common charger initiative. It determines the reasons behind past policy failures and examines the technology trends, considering how these are likely to impact consumers, the market and the environment in the future.

    View the document
  • 27 February 2020

    Infographic – Long Live The Machine: How ecodesign & energy labelling can prevent premature obsolescence of laptops

    Our new infographic shows that the EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulatory instruments have a great potential to contribute to the reversal of the current throwaway culture, double laptop lifetimes, and save some 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 – equivalent to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road.

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