11 March 2020

EU makes bold pledge for resource-friendly consumer goods

Consumer products sold in Europe will become more environmentally friendly, in a bid to better use depleting natural resources. That is the path the European Commission is taking, as announced in its freshly published Circular Economy action plan. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) applauds the EU Commission’s bold step, which will help deliver greener products to consumers.
21 January 2020
17 December 2019

The new European Commission – what consumers expect over the next five years

The top priorities for action by the new European Commission to advance the interests of Europe’s consumers during its five-year mandate have been outlined by The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) in mission letters sent to nine members of the new Commission team.

Our work areas

Consumers are increasingly willing to buy sustainable products, especially energy-efficient ones, in order to minimise their impact on the environment. All too often though, confusing information and a great variety of industry claims make this difficult. What makes it even more complicated is the lack of enough sustainable products in EU shops and that they are barely identifiable.

Our objectives

  • Improve the sustainability of products by reducing their impact on the environment
  • Give consumers the possibility to make informed and sustainable choices between different products using independent and verified labels (such as the Ecolabel). Unsustainable products to be taken off the market
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of transport in Europe while ensuring consumers benefit from improved information and cost reductions



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The European Consumer Organisation
Europäischer Verbraucherverband
Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs

Rue d'Arlon, 80 Bte 1 
B - 1040 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 743 15 93
E-mail: sustainability@beuc.eu

Sylvia Maurer
ANEC/BEUC Ecodesign Project Coordinatorpicture
ANEC/BEUC Ecodesign Project Coordinator
Aline Maigret
EU Ecolabel Coordinatorpicture
EU Ecolabel Coordinator
Blanca Morales
Senior Sustainable Transport Officerpicture
Senior Sustainable Transport Officer
Dimitri Vergne
ANEC/BEUC Project Coordinator Product Durabilitypicture
ANEC/BEUC Project Coordinator Product Durability
Lucie Domingo
Senior Communications Officerpicture
Senior Communications Officer
Pauline Constant
Communications Officerpicture
Communications Officer
Laurens Rutten
Carmen Martin