|At a glance|
Eco-design aims at reducing the environmental impact of products, including the energy consumption throughout their entire life cycle, through energy efficiency requirements imposed from the early stage on the design phase.
The Eco-design Directive is a framework Directive: it does not set binding requirements on products by itself, but through implementing measures adopted on a case by case basis for each product group.
A study was cared out to establish the Eco-design Working Plan for 2015-2017.
Work Plan 2016-2019 indicates that “the Commission will explore the possibility of establishing more product-specific and/or horizontal requirements in areas such as durability, reparability, upgradeability, design for disassembly, ease of reuse and recycling , greenhouse gas and other emissions”.
More info: Ecodesign Directive