Printers have grown to become an archetype of today’s throwaway culture, in spite of over a decade of EU-endorsed industry commitments to make them more sustainable. If the European Commission is to stand by its promise to curb the built-in obsolescence of our everyday tech, it must fall out of love with manufacturers’ promises.
Read our feedback to the European Commission's initiative for 'Energy labelling of mobile phones and tablets – informing consumers about environmental impact'. Co-signed by ECOS, EEB, Coolproducts, Right to Repair and iFixit.
After years of ignoring this product group with a great potential for water and energy savings, the European Commission is finally moving forward.
With the aim to find synergies between the running projects, ECOS presented the status of H2020 ANTICSS project at the Ecotest project meeting on 18 October.
The much-awaited standard prEN45554 for the assessment of reparability, reusability and upgradeability (RRU) of ecodesign products is currently undergoing a formal vote at the standardisation bodies CEN and CENELEC until 25 October 2019.
ECOS submitted a favourable opinion on the final draft standard for "Electric dishwashers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance (FprEN 60436)".
The rising temperatures and increasing frequency of heat waves result in a growing number of air conditioner and comfort fan units. These, in turn, contribute to direct GHG emissions from the intensive energy consumption and refrigerant leakage.
The European Commission approached the European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) with the first draft Standardisation Requests (SR) to develop harmonised standards for two product categories: servers and data storage products on the one hand, and dishwashers, washing machines and washer-dryers on the other.
The summer holidays have been busy for the standardisation community as two of the standards developed under Commission Mandate 543 on material efficiency underwent a formal vote procedure.
ECOS is partner of the EU funded H2020 ANTICSS project which aims at assessing and defining circumvention in relation to EU Ecodesign and Energy Labelling legislation and harmonised standards.