With the launch of the Circular Economy Package, ecodesign is at the forefront of many people’s mind. The EU Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC is currently the EU Commission’s answer to the worldwide demand for more efficient products by requiring manufacturers to use intelligent environmentally friendly design in their products and in turn lower energy consumption levels. It is implemented through various regulations and also a number of industry voluntary agreements.
Traditionally ecodesign legislation has targeted the energy efficiency of products however this is an area that is constantly evolving to keep up to date with technological advancement. With circular economy thinking, the design phase of the product looks at reparability, durability, upgradability, recyclability, and the materials or substances in the product. The review of the existing ecodesign regulations means that these new aspects of ecodesign could be regulated making circular design a business reality for manufacturers.
To help you navigate this maze of requirements, Compliance & Risks provides you with the following white paper.