The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies constitute effective tools to achieve major energy, resource and CO2 reductions, by banning from the market the least efficient products (Ecodesign), while pushing consumers towards better products (Energy Labelling). The ambitious implementation of these policies is vital for the success of the circular and clean energy agendas. We aim at ambitious requirements, both from an energy efficiency and material efficiency perspective, for as many product types as possible.
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 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.
Do you #knowYourheater? Of course you don’t, how could you when it doesn’t even have an energy label?