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EU’s New Ecodesign Rules to Make Products Last Longer

The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement this week on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation.

“The first element that makes a product green is the brain that designs it,” Spanish Minister for Industry and Tourism Jordi Hereu i Boher said. “With the agreement reached today we want to make sure that all the sustainable dimensions of product manufacturing are taken into consideration from the very first stage of its conception.”

The new regulation, as the EU writes, will “help make sustainable products the new norm in the EU” by making them “last longer, use energy and resources more efficiently, easier to repair and recycle, contain fewer substances of concern and include more recycled content.”

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