New EU eco-design proposals: Case studies to illustrate their potential impact

Types: Briefing
Published: 12 December 2022
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The new ecodesign framework, introduced by the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, aims to make sustainable products the norm in line with the Circular Economy Action Plan.

In this study funded by the European Environmental Bureau, researchers from Cambridge Econometrics present the potential environmental and consumer savings that these new measures could bring, if implemented in a timely manner and without a reduction in ambition. The research delves into four product categories to examine the potential savings these ecodesign measures could bring; textiles (t-shirts), building materials (cement), furniture (office desks and chairs) and small kitchen equipment (microwaves and kettles).

The complementary factsheets also present the potential savings for each of the product case studies at a glance.