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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EU to deny citizens longer-lasting and repairable popular consumer products – MEDIA BRIEF

Major industry lobby groups have pushed the European Commission to abandon plans for longer-lasting products despite increasing public support. But EU governments can still rescue the proposals during key votes in December and January.

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Europe revives plans for energy and resource efficient products – for now

Negotiations for energy and resource efficient products including TVs and fridges will go ahead despite delays, the European Commission confirmed today. Consumers could soon benefit from mammoth savings, but only if EU governments will give them the green light by the end of the year.

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Save the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Package

The European Commission is trying to block the implementation of a new set of Ecodesign requirements. Here we write to the EU’s highest-ranked officials asking them to support the measures for Europe and its people.

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