Home appliance manufacturers in Europe have showcased how the industry can work hand-in-hand with EU policy objectives to establish a ‘win-win’ scenario for all actors through a longstanding commitment to developing and implementing Ecodesign and Energy Labelling legislation.

In light of the European Commission’s recent publication of the new regulation on ‘Ecodesign for Sustainable Products’, APPLiA Director General, Paolo Falcioni, sat down with Kevin Bradley, Senior Advisor at Rue Pedersen Public Affairs to discuss the impact of the proposal on the industry, in a podcast interview. 

Published in 2020, the EU Taxonomy Regulation is a green classification system establishing criteria to determine the sustainability of economic activities. How is the home appliance sector involved?

In the context of the series of short digital interviews launched by APPLiA, the thirteenth episode features Mr Matteo Rambaldi, APPLiA’s Policy Director for Energy, on how product differentiation helps to drive energy efficiency.

APPLiA was invited to speak to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) during a member's webinar on how repairability policy has been implemented across Europe. 

Among the key priorities set by the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) towards its ambitious 2050 climate neutrality goal, is fostering a societal model that builds upon sustainable production, consumption and minimisation of waste.

To what extent is the Sustainable Products Initiative an opportunity for both the environment and European manufacturers? Korrina Hegarty, APPLiA Policy Director for Environment, was invited to share the industry’s perspective on the possibilities of the Sustainable Products Initiative at the European Forum for Manufacturing. 

The eleventh episode of APPLiA’s digital interviews is now available. APPLiA’s Director General, Paolo Falcioni, met Giulia Zilla, APPLiA’s Policy Manager for Energy and Environment to discuss microplastics and report on the EU approach undertaken to tackle the issue.

What can be done to further enhance the circularity of products and processes, today? Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA Director General, was invited to share the industry’s perspective on further enhancing circularity with specific reference to the recycling and recovery stage at the 2022 International Electronics Recycling Congress.