In order to support Ecodesign provisions for material efficiency, methods for the assessment and measurement of relevant aspects such as product durability, reparability and recyclability are under development. ECOS participates in these processes under M/543 and also aspires to participate in the development of such methods at product-specific level.
Under the cryptic designation of FprEN 45554 hides a newly approved standard which paves the way for a market transition towards more repairable, reusable and upgradable products, a significant contribution towards a circular economy.
After years of ignoring this product group with a great potential for water and energy savings, the European Commission is finally moving forward.
On 20 June 2019, ECOS Policy Director Christoforos Spiliotopoulos and Programme Manager Nerea Ruiz Fuente represented ECOS as speakers at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW19).