Category: Sustainability

Thanks to the EU, we’re moving closer to a repair society

Broken washing machines, computers or tumble dryers are creating mountains of heavy household equipment waste. And to replace these broken items, we buy new products, creating a vicious cycle of more expenditure and more waste. To manufacture them, limited resources...

/ October 2, 2019

Want to go green while on holiday? Here are 5 reasons to stay in a sustainable hotel

Now that summertime is officially here, you might be in a holiday mood. But not a day goes by without the environmental crisis making the headlines, and tourism is known to add fuel to the fire, putting pressure on scarce...

/ June 21, 2019

Time’s up for harmful flame retardants in TV screens

Did you know that your furniture, clothes and electronic devices can contain harmful chemicals? The most common ones are halogenated flame retardants. The good news is that plastic in TV screens will be free of them thanks to new Ecodesign...

/ June 18, 2019

3 conditions to make charging an electric car convenient

“Should I buy an electric car or should I buy a petrol car instead?” – This is not a surprising question to get asked when you work on transport at a consumer organisation. Here is what you have to keep...

and / May 23, 2019

Electric cars: game changers for tomorrow’s energy offers

“Car biz is hell” Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said in a twitter exchange. Media eagerly reported that the electric car pioneer is sleeping at Tesla’s factory, to remedy production delays on its latest model. But production delays are just...

and / May 8, 2018

Green your spring cleaning: 5 reasons to choose EU Ecolabel detergents

It’s spring time! As flowers bud and birds chirp after the (long) winter break, you might want to make your home tidy and shiny. Why not go green for this spring cleaning? We use washing liquids, laundry powders, multi-purpose cleaners...

/ March 21, 2018
Consumers can save fuel and money if the EU goes the full mile on CO2 targets for cars

Consumers can save fuel and money if the EU goes the full mile on CO2 targets for cars

On 8 November, the European Commission published its much-awaited “Europe on the Move” legislative package. In the Commission’s own words, it wants to “reaffirm Europe’s leadership in fighting climate change and the Commission’s endeavour to empower Europe’s citizens and defend...

/ December 1, 2017

Making clean cars work for consumers in the 2020s

In the next decade, the automotive sector has a huge chance to rid itself of its bad-boy-Dieselgate tag and clean up the cars of the future. This means an investment in technologies that will cut emissions and the cost of...

and / May 5, 2017

The difference between a Stradivarius violin and your electric toothbrush

Antonio Stradivari was an Italian genius who created over 1,000 musical instruments of the finest quality. Several hundred of his famous violins survived the past 350 years through turbulent times, and their sound still rejoices us today. Their owners would...

/ April 12, 2017

Fluorinated substances: the best packaging for your fast food?

The food that I serve my three children is likely to contain unwanted substances due to contaminated soil, air or water. It’s sad, but it’s a fact. What I struggle to understand is why problematic substances are intentionally added to...

/ March 14, 2017