Revealed: The climate cost of ‘disposable smartphones’

Extending the lifespan of smartphones and other electronics by just one year would save the EU as much carbon emissions as taking 2 million cars off the roads annually, a new study finds.

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No more halogenated flame retardants in plastic enclosure and stands of display

Halogenated flame retardants in plastic casing and stands of electronic displays will be banned from the EU market from March 2021 onward. Here’s all you need to know.

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The problem with batteries

Batteries are an essential product in the EU’s pathway to decarbonization. But experts in the EU are increasingly concerned about their hidden environmental cost and are calling for immediate solutions.

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The Energy Label should go circular – new postcard from ECOS!

As Europe works towards revamping this well-known EU guide to better products, ECOS and the Coolproducts Campaign argue it is high time for the Energy Label to also inform consumers on the durability and repairability of products, and help meet the Circular Economy objectives.

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Tyred of microplastic releases?

Tyres are the main source of unintentional microplastic emissions into the environment. That’s why the tyre label should contain information on tyre resistance to wear and tear.

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Newly approved energy labels can transform the way we shop

EU consumers can expect significant energy and monetary savings following today’s adoption by the European Commission of new rules for the iconic EU energy label, Coolproducts campaigners said.

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NEW Briefing: Ecodesign & Energy Labelling Package – All You Need To Know

Today, on 11 March 2019, the EU has adopted the first part of its long-awaited Ecodesign & Energy Labelling Package. The Coolprodcuts Campaign has been following the developments related to this unprecedented package of measures very closely. We have also just released a briefing which will answer all your questions related to the "Ecodesign Package".

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Ecodesign & Energy Labelling Package – strengths & weaknesses of each measure

The long-awaited Ecodesign & Energy Labelling Package is finally becoming a reality! With a total of 11 Ecodesign regulations and 6 Energy Labels, the 2019 package of measures will save Europeans 140 TWh per year from 2030 onwards, which is equivalent to 5% of EU electricity consumption.

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Europe paves way for right to repair

Right to Repair: The EU has taken a small step towards cutting waste and greenhouse gases from manufacturing of popular consumer goods.

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EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also be applied to other popular products, NGOs understand.

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