Ecodesign & Energy Labelling

Material efficiency standards

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 have been developed by European standardisation organisations. ECOS continues to play a key role in discussions about the applicability and future development of these standards, as well as in the development of related product-specific metrics.

What we are working on

  • We actively participate in the development of standards under Standardisation Request M/543 on methods to assess material efficiency aspects such as the repairability, durability, recyclability, of energy-related products
  • We convene the working group developing the method to assess the repairability, reusability and upgradability (EN45554)
  • We advocate for material efficiency aspects to be introduced and systematically considered in standardisation requests and future product-specific standards
  • We campaign for material efficiency standards to be used for ambitious product requirements, as well as for the introduction of a repair score as part of the EU Energy Label

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Contact person

Nerea Ruiz Fuente
Senior Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 83

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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