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May 2012

Evaluation of Ecodesign Directive: Extension of product scope not recommended

On 04, May 2012 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

The effectiveness of the ErP Directive and its Implementing Measures has been assessed by an evaluation project of the European Commission. Not later than 2012, according to Article 21 of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, the Commission is required to do a review.

Among other things, the evaluation addressed the question whether the product scope of the Directive could be extended to cover non energy-related products as well. According to the final report, the analysis does not support a decision for the extension of the Directive at this stage. Prior to any possible extension, significant progress should be made in relation to the implementation of the existing Ecodesign Directive in order to cover the energy-related products already identified.

The final report also pointed out that voluntary initiatives aiming for the adoption of eco-design practices and the development of the ecological profile of products should be promoted even prior to an extension.