The European Commission has identified 12 end-use products and 7 intermediary products to possibly target as priority products in the frame of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) once it enters into force.
The ESPR is currently being discussed in the European Parliament where the lead committee – the Environment Committee – is expected to vote on the draft report during the June plenary.
The Council’s general approach istentatively expected between mid- and end-May.
The first tentative list prepared by the European Commission features:
- End-use products: Textiles and Footwear; Furniture; Ceramic Products; Tyres; Detergents; Bed Mattresses; Lubricants; Paints and Varnishes; Cosmetic Products; Toys; Fishing Nets and Gears; Absorbent Hygiene Products.
- Intermediary products: Iron and Steel; Non-Ferrous Metals; Aluminium; Chemicals; Plastic and Polymers; Paper, Pulp Paper and Boards; Glass.
The horizontal measures to be applied to the above products should address durability and recyclability as well as post-consumer recycled content.
The call for evidence and a questionnaire will run until 25 April 2023.
The initiative is tentatively expected in Q1 2024.