As other European countries have announced their plans to introduce similar measures, APPLiA Energy and Environment Policy Manager Giulia Zilla discussed how fragmented implementation of product regulations at national level would impact the ongoing work at the EU level and the functioning of the Single Market.

The EU's proposed bans on F-gas and upcoming PFAS restrictions will pose significant limitations on certain types of refrigerants. Such restrictions would therefore make it impossible for some products to meet the newly proposed ecodesign efficiency requirements, hindering REPowerEU targets.

Ahead of The European Parliament's ENVI Committee vote on the draft report on F-gases, APPLiA’s Environment Policy Manager, Naomi Marc discusses how we can strike a fair proposal, which is technically feasible for all.

The EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) is the centrepiece of EU legislation on packaging and packaging waste aimed at improving the environmental performance of packaging and facilitating the correct functioning of the EU Internal Market. 

The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive aims at improving the overall sustainability of EU companies which must set up mandatory due diligence practices to identify, prevent or mitigate, and ultimately terminate adverse human rights and environmental impacts of their corporate activities. Myth or reality?  

E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in Europe. Less than 40% is recycled with most of it being incinerated or placed in landfills, resulting in a substantial loss of precious raw materials. What can be done to bridge this widening gap? 

In the face of the energy crisis, making every watt count is of utmost importance to us all. How? What can be concretely done to tackle the rising energy crisis? APPLiA Director-General Mr Paolo Falcioni, covers this and much more in the nineteenth episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews.

Data is a constantly evolving issue which will have a big role to play in Europe’s efforts to achieve the digital transition. How does the EU Data Act intend to achieve this objective? Alvaro Vilas, APPLiA Digital and Competitiveness Policy Officer explained what this new piece of legislation will mean for the home appliance industry.

F-gases are critical to achieve decarbonisation. While the link may not sound straightforward, here is why, as explained by APPLiA’s Environment Policy Manager, Naomi Marc, in the latest episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews.