Study: Promoting product longevity

17-04-2020 - 12:02
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How can the EU product safety and compliance framework help promote product durability and tackle planned obsolescence, foster the production of more sustainable products, and achieve more transparent supply chains for consumers? Product longevity can play a useful role in achieving the Paris Agreement goals – material efficiency is an important contributor to energy efficiency and is also important in its own right.

The product safety and compliance instruments available at European level can contribute to these efforts, if wisely applied.

This document was prepared for Policy Department A at the request of the IMCO Committee.