Five of the seven targeted product value chains announced in the new circular economy action Plan concern flame retardants and fire safety: electronics and ICT, batteries and vehicles, plastics, textiles (EU strategy for 2021) and construction. Proposals include: extending the Ecodesign Directive and for 2021 reviewing RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in E&E). Mandatory recycled content requirements and plastic waste reduction measures are announced for 2021-2022 for construction materials (within the revision of the Construction Product Regulation) and for vehicles. pinfa also notes that the proposed “Digital logbooks for buildings” should offer a significant opportunity to ensure follow-up of fire safety through renovations (“Renovation Wave” initiative in the Green Deal).
COM(2020)98 “A new Circular Economy Action Plan” 11th March 2020