The European Commission has launched a study and consultation to identify product groups for new Ecodesign criteria. The study will run to December 2020. A stakeholder webinar is set (10th July AM, register by 6th July) and first draft reports are published for comment. Objectives are to integrate Ecodesign and Energy Labelling, to target circular economy potential, to cover complex products (several products combined in one), “horizontal initiatives” and products not consuming energy but influencing energy consumption (window systems are proposed, but not insulation or other construction materials). Via Ecodesign criteria, the EU has banned all brominated flame retardants in TV and monitor enclosures from 2021 (see pinfa Newsletter n° 108), however the draft documents published to date for this new study do not consider flame retardant or halogenated content limitations. You can register on the study website to receive further information and invitations to stakeholder meetings and to participate in a first webinar on 10th July 2020.
Study for the European Commission to prepare the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Working Plan 2020-2024, Viegand Maagøe, VHK & Oeko-Institut https://www.ecodesignworkingplan20-24.eu/
First stakeholder webinar, 10th July AM: register here before 6th July https://www.ecodesignworkingplan20-24.eu/meetings
Draft documents published and open for stakeholder input: Tasks 2 and 3 = identification and analysis of product groups and horizontal measures https://www.ecodesignworkingplan20-24.eu/documents