In addition, the new rules aim to stop the destruction of unsold products, promote green public procurement and provide incentives, like eco vouchers or green taxation, to encourage people to buy eco-friendly products.
Parliament’s position on the ecodesign rules
MEPs welcomed the proposal, but also want:
– to forbid manufactures from limiting the durability of products and making them prematurely obsolete
– to prioritise ecodesign requirements for some products (iron, steel, aluminium, textiles, furniture, tyres, detergents, paints, chemicals…)
– to ban the destruction of unsold textiles and footwear, and electrical and electronic equipment
– to set up a public online platform to compare information from the product passports
In June 2023, MEPs from the environment committee adopted the report defining Parliament’s position for negotiations on the legislation with EU governments. Parliament is expected to greenlight its position during the plenary session in July 2023.
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