An EU public consultation is open to 2nd November 2020 on “Sustainable Products” policy, in particular EcoDesign. The ‘Roadmap’ open to public comment suggests that the “scope of the Ecodesign Directive needs to be widened beyond energy related products and made applicable to the broadest possible range of products”. Objectives include product durability, recycling, materials sourcing, coherence with the EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement and information along the value chain. The initiative is part of the Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan. The website particularly states that the initiative will address harmful chemicals. Priority product families are electronics and ICT, furniture, textiles, steel, cement and chemicals.
EU public consultation on Sustainable Products Initiative ‘Inception Impact Assessment Roadmap) open to 2nd November 2020 https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12567-Sustainable-Products-Initiative