New EEA briefing on ensuring that chemicals make a positive contribution to society without harming the environment and people’s health

The recent European Union chemicals strategy for sustainability aims to ensure that chemicals make a positive contribution to society without harming the environment and people’s health. A European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published earlier this month, describes key approaches to make chemicals and products safe and sustainable by design, before they enter the market.   … Continue reading New EEA briefing on ensuring that chemicals make a positive contribution to society without harming the environment and people’s health

Tackling “planned obsolescence” of electric goods

Britain is considering how it can tackle the number of products that end up in landfill. Ministers are also looking at laws to force manufacturers to make spare parts available for at least seven years and encourage repairs rather than replacement of broken products. Andrew Ellson discusses latest developments in an article on The Times … Continue reading Tackling “planned obsolescence” of electric goods

Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of product energy policy

EiD would like to congratulate Hans-Paul Siderius of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), well known to many of you, for obtaining his PhD recently. Hans-Paul is one of the leading figures in product policy related to Ecodesign and energy labelling and it is no surprise that his thesis was on this topic. His thesis, entitled … Continue reading Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of product energy policy