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New product priorities for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products

16 May 2023

A review on the draft study published by the Joint Research Center (JRC)

The European Recycling Industry strongly welcomes the focus placed by the European Commission (EU COM) on sustainable production – for a wide range of products – through the recently published proposal for a regulation on Ecodesing for sustainable products [COM(2022) 142]. This shows the EU COM’s commitment to set ambitious measures to boost the circularity of the different end-use and intermediate product groups prioritized by the proposal. This is now more important than ever, especially considering that only around 12% of material resources come from recycled materials (EUROSTAT). This is a testimony that the European economy remains mostly linear and that there is significant room for improvement (JRC, 2023).

This paper is divided in different streams and want to outline position of the European recycling industry on the ESPR proposal and is meant as a response to the EC open public consultation. EuRIC looks forward to working closely with the EU COM and the co-legislators to ensure the introduction of harmonized rules on the different end-use and intermediate product groups that promote the Union’s circular economy targets. The recycling industry stands ready to provide support in the development of delegated acts and implementing provisions.