€2.4 billion – this is what consumers will pay if the Commission proposal on energy efficiency thresholds for standby consumption of products is postponed by 3 years.
Manufacturers could soon be required to place durable, reparable and recyclable products on the EU market. The news follows the adoption by the European Parliament of a report calling for better eco-design.
What if you could upgrade your smartphone or easily repair a cracked screen instead of having to buy a new device?
The time is right for EU policy-makers to take measures to ensure products placed on the market are designed to last and be repaired.