Verification of compliance is a major condition for the success of every European policy, including the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies. The current level of market surveillance by Member States is clearly insufficient and there is a need for more systemic and effective product checks. Our goal is to ensure the EU’s market surveillance regime is sufficiently robust to ensure that environmental benefits of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling are not lost.
The EU has recently paved the way for longer-lasting products. Now we must enshrine this ambition into our future European Green Deal, Coolproducts campaigners wrote in a letter to the incoming European Commission this week.
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.
With only 35% of electronic waste in the EU being collected and treated properly, the detrimental effects of our throwaway culture are ever more apparent - and we have had enough. Studies have shown that a great majority of EU consumers would rather repair their goods than buy new ones. The time is right to ensure that products placed on the EU market are designed to be durable and can be repaired when broken.