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Meet the new ecodesign EU Parliment rules

Updated on
March 1, 2024

The European Parliament has voted in favor of new ecodesign rules that will make sustainable products the norm in the EU. The new rules will require manufacturers to make their products more energy-efficient, longer-lasting, and easier to repair and recycle. The rules will also ban the destruction of unsold textiles and electronic appliances. The European Commission is expected to adopt the new rules in July 2023.

The new ecodesign rules are part of the EU's broader effort to reduce its environmental impact. The rules are expected to save consumers money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The new rules will cover a wide range of products, including textiles, furniture, appliances, and electronic devices. The rules will set minimum energy efficiency requirements for products, as well as requirements for durability, repairability, and recyclability and will also require manufacturers to provide information to consumers about the environmental performance of their products.

What do these rules state and mean for your company? 

The new rules will require manufacturers to make their products more energy-efficient, longer-lasting, and easier to repair and recycle. The rules will also ban the destruction of unsold textiles and electronic appliances.

The new ecodesign rules are part of the EU's broader effort to reduce its environmental impact. The rules are expected to save consumers money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The new rules will cover a wide range of products, including textiles, furniture, appliances, and electronic devices. The rules will set minimum energy efficiency requirements for products, as well as requirements for durability, repairability, and recyclability. The rules will also require manufacturers to provide information to consumers about the environmental performance of their products.

The new ecodesign rules are a significant step forward for the EU's sustainability agenda. The rules are expected to have a major impact on the way products are designed, manufactured, and used in the EU.

What are the key benefits of the new rules:

  • Products will be more energy-efficient. This will save consumers money on their energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Products will be longer-lasting. This will reduce the need for consumers to replace products as often, which will save them money and reduce waste.
  • Products will be easier to repair and recycle. This will make it easier for consumers to extend the lifespan of their products and reduce waste.
  • Manufacturers will be required to provide information about the environmental performance of their products. This will help consumers make informed choices about the products they buy.

How LCA Analysis Can Help Your Company Stay Ahead of the Curve?

The new ecodesign rules are a significant step forward for the EU's sustainability agenda and will require manufacturers to conduct life cycle assessments (LCAs) of their products to assess their environmental impacts.

What are LCAs you might ask? LCA is a methodology for evaluating the environmental impacts of a product or process throughout its entire life cycle, from raw material extraction to end-of-life disposal. By conducting an LCA, manufacturers can identify opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts of their products, which can lead to economic benefits.

LCA analysis can help companies stay ahead of the curve by identifying opportunities for environmental improvement, meeting new regulatory requirements, and gaining a competitive advantage.

An LCA can help companies identify the stages in their product's life cycle that have the greatest environmental impact. This information can then be used to develop strategies for reducing those impacts, such as switching to more sustainable materials, improving the efficiency of the manufacturing process, or designing the product for easier disassembly and recycling.

How can Dcycle help you take control of the environmental impact of your products?

Dcycle allows you to take control of your sustainability offering you the tools to measure the environmental impact of your products and process, allowing you to Learn the impact distribution by material, impact area, and supplier, Identify the materials and processes with the highest impact and get the data to design lower impact products in the future.

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Cecilia Bayas
Senior Sustainability Specialist