Sustainable products: Commission consults on new product priorities
On 31 January, the Commission launched an online public consultation on what the new product priorities under the proposed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) should be (end of feedback period: 25 April 2023).
The aim is to make products on the EU market increasingly sustainable, by enabling far-reaching performance and information requirements – known as "ecodesign requirements" – to be set on a wide range of them to improve their circularity, energy performance and other environmental sustainability aspects.
Rules under the ESPR will be laid down on a product-by-product basis, or on the basis of groups of products with enough similar characteristics. The Commission is therefore seeking views on the categories of new products and measures that ESPR should address first, so that priorities can be set transparently and inclusively.
The Commission also plans to organise an online event in the coming weeks, during which the public consultation and the preliminary Joint Research Centre analysis on which the consultation is based will be presented. The type of feedback sought will also be explained.