31 May 2018
BEUC NEWS - 31.05.2018 Today, the European Parliament has adopted a report pushing for consumer products to not only rely on less energy but also to last longer. The Parliament has voted a report on how to roll out the Ecodesign Directive, which aims at improving the environmental performance of energy-related products such as household appliances, ranging from vacuum cleaners and lighting to boilers. Although the Directive already lowers consumers’ energy bill by about €450 every year , MEPs say...
27 February 2018
Today, the German federal administrative court has ruled in favour of allowing local authorities to ban heavily polluting vehicles. Such bans are intended to improve urban air quality and are part of a wider reaction to the Dieselgate emissions scandal.
07 December 2017
Today, the European Parliament, Member States and Commission reached an agreement to reform the system for approving cars before they go on sale and checking them when on the market. While the agreement does not fully solve the issues with CO2 emissions of cars, it represents progress compared to the current, flawed system.
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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.
- 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