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Published today a report focused on product reuse in Europe The European Environmental Agency EEA has published today a report describing how reuse is addressed in the waste prevention program as stipulated in the EU Waste Framework Directive.
The report provides data on the status and trends in reuse systems in Europe. In particular, It introduces the concepts of waste prevention in a circular economy and describes the policy background It investigates the existing waste prevention programs It examines the status and potential for reuse for key product groups i.
Reusing products means using them again for their original purpose. Promoting reuse often requires detailed technical insight in production processes and consumption patterns.
For more information, please read the Newsltter n. The importance of design. The EU Commission has launched an initiative to Reaching sustainable developement how current EU legislation can be improved with a view to the development of more durable, reusable and repairable products.
In a roadmap published on 7 Maythe Commission stated that the way products are designed, produced, used and discarded have a strong impact on the transition to a Reaching sustainable developement circular economy.
There is felt to be large improvement-potential in terms of sustainability, in moving from linear to circular products: This initiative will analyze relevant EU policies for their contribution to the circular economy.
Some of the existing EU policy tools to promote the circular economy, such as the Ecodesign Directive, target specific product groups through market restrictions for the poorest performing products.
In contrast, other policy tools, such as the REACH chemicals legislation, restrict use of certain substances in product groups. The problem which the initiative aims to address is that many products in use today are not designed or produced with circularity in mind.
They cannot be easily repaired, upgraded or remanufactured, resulting in premature obsolescence. Over the whole life cycle of the product, the use of resources is often sub-optimal. At their end-of-life, products are discarded and their materials not sufficiently recycled, causing valuable resources to be wasted, including critical raw materials.
The aim is also to i analyze product groups with high circular economy potential currently not or only partially covered by EU policy tools, and ii describe actions and options to realize this potential.
Such products will include textiles, food etc…. Earlier, on 18 Aprilthe Package had been formally agreed to by the European Parliament. The Package lays down recycling targets and other requirements over the forthcoming years, setting binding requirements and strict rules on waste management.
The main features of the Package are as follows example are provided for products involved in Ecosign project: New separate collection rules.
Municipal waste will have to comply with the following recycling targets: The text that will be soon published in the Official Journal of the EU, will enter into force 20 days after publication.
The website is designed to be user-friendly and it is divided into several sections: It is recommended buying products carrying official green and toxic-free labels, such as the EU Ecolabel, and consumers are encouraged to be informed, by suppliers, about chemicals contained in products.
It also provides explanations on labels on chemicals and on the new hazard pictograms which warn of the damage a particular substance or mixture can cause to human health or to the environment introduced by the Classification, Labelling and Packaging CLP Regulation.
As a guide to choose safer products, the website reminds consumers to pay particular attention to CE markings on products. This is the marking that manufacturers are obliged to affix on products that fall under certain safety-related legislation.
The marking is a sign of guarantee from the manufacturer that those products satisfy all EU legal requirements. It explains mitigating actions and environmental protection initiatives.The contribution of financial instruments in reaching sustainable development is enormous, because in the one hand they are intermediaries between people and organizations with shortages and surplus of.
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