Ecodesign for sustainable products: EC would like to hear your views!

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation (until 25th April) on what the new product priorities under the proposed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) should be.

The aim is to make products on the EU market increasingly sustainable, by enabling far-reaching performance and information requirements – ecodesign – to be set on a wide range of them to improve their circularity, energy performance and other envial sustainability aspects. Rules under ESPR will be laid down on a product-by-product basis or on the basis of groups of products with enough similar characteristics.

It has been estimated that up to 80% of all environmental impacts are determined during the design phase of products. This holds for all products and for their whole life cycle.

The Commission is therefore seeking views on the categories of new products and measures that ESPR should address first. More information can be found on the website of the European Commission. Be invited to contribute to the public consultation!