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News announcement31 January 2023Directorate-General for Environment

Sustainable products: Commission consults on new product priorities

Today the Commission has launched an online public consultation on what the new product priorities under the proposed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) should be. The aim is to make products on the EU market increasingly sustainable, by enabling far-reaching performance and information requirements – known as ‘ecodesign requirements’ – to be set on a wide range of them to improve their circularity, energy performance and other environmental sustainability aspects. Rules under ESPR will be laid down on a product-by-product basis, or on the basis of groups of products with enough similar characteristics. The Commission is therefore seeking views on the categories of new products and measures that ESPR should address first, so that priorities can be set transparently and inclusively.

Today the consultation has been published in English, but translations into all languages will follow shortly on the consultation webpage. It will be possible to provide feedback for a period of 12 weeks from the date of publication of all translations.

The Commission also plans to organise an online event in coming weeks, at which the public consultation and the preliminary JRC analysis on which the consultation is based will be presented. The type of feedback sought will also be explained.

More information

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Press release - proposed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

Webpage on sustainable products


Publication date
31 January 2023
Directorate-General for Environment

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