The new draft packaging law can represent a real milestone in the process of moving towards a sustainable packaging supply chain in Europe, however further environmental and cost analysis is needed to square the circle of reuse targets.

Home appliances can play a significant role in designing the future of sustainable recycling. With proper design and engineering, appliances can be built to last longer, be more energy-efficient, and be easier to recycle at the end of their life.

The untold story about premature obsolescence is that products are not designed to have a shorter life.

On 22 March, APPLiA sponsored and co-hosted the European Forum for Manufacturing on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) in the European Parliament. 

The home appliance sector pursues circularity throughout the entire product’s lifecycle. The routes to circularity are many. In the EU, a circular economy that works for its citizens must build on a coherent EU policy framework that pursues a higher degree of sustainability, while preserving the Single Market, promoting industrial competition and innovation. 

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Creating a supportive framework to make the industry fit for 2050 is the objective enshrined in the Green Deal Industrial Plan presented today by the European Commission. Photo © European Union, 2023

In a time of geopolitical instability and skyrocketing energy prices, deploying long-term solutions for Europe to reach its energy security objectives escalated the EU political agenda.

Home appliances really wish it could be Christmas everyday, as it truly is the season for them to shine. From keeping food well conserved, to making and baking your favourite Christmas classics, they are the best sidekick to lay the foundations for the perfect Christmas period with your loved ones. 

E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream in Europe and only 40% of it is being recycled.Recent WEEE Forum figures highlight the rise in WEEE generated from 8.3 Mt in 2010 to 10.4 Mt in 2021, the equivalent of 19.6kg produced per inhabitant. A worryingly high rate of e-waste generation per capita. But what can be done to truly gain the upper hand?