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Moving Up A Gear – ECO Vision Of Clean and Smart Mobility Supported By Environmentally Ambitious Standards

That electric vehicle sales are on the rise is important and very positive, but we should not embrace the electrification of transport with our eyes closed. An electric vehicle revolution could also have negative consequences for the planet if policymakers do not act now to boost opportunities and tackle a number of outstanding transport issues, in particular related to environmental challenges presented by batteries, tyres and charging systems. This paper explores how European policies and standards can address these pressing environmental challenges.

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  • 01 December 2020

    Moving Up A Gear – ECO Vision Of Clean and Smart Mobility Supported By Environmentally Ambitious Standards

    That electric vehicle sales are on the rise is important and very positive, but we should not embrace the electrification of transport with our eyes closed. An electric vehicle revolution could also have negative consequences for the planet if policymakers do not act now to boost opportunities and tackle a number of outstanding transport issues, in particular related to environmental challenges presented by batteries, tyres and charging systems. This paper explores how European policies and standards can address these pressing environmental challenges.

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  • 29 September 2020

    From Barrier to Enabler – Towards A Greener EU Construction Products Policy

    A paper exploring how the Construction Products Regulation should be revised to improve its role to support for environmental sustainability, as well as the functioning of the Single Market.

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  • 21 September 2020

    Building Our Green Future Standards To Support Decarbonising Energy-Intensive Industries

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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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  • 14 October 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on Electronic Waste

    Every year we generate over 10 million tonnes of e-waste in Europe ‒ it is one of our fastest growing waste streams. Only about half of the discarded appliances are collected, and just 40% are recycled ‒ far from the EU targets. Learn what we do tackle the e-problem!

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  • 22 September 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on cement & concrete

    Concrete is, after water, the material we consume the most. It is made of a mixture of gravel, sand, water and the key ingredient, cement, acting as the glue holding it all together. The main ingredient for common cement is the so-called “Portland clinker”. Its 3.2 billion tonnes produced each year contribute to the 8% of global CO2 emissions for which the sector is responsible. But clinker is far from irreplaceable. Read our one-pager and learn how cement impacts the environment and what we can do about that.

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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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