An energy efficiency symposium to investigate the connection between consumers' choices and energy efficiency objectives.

The biggest European event on renewables and sustainable energy is taking place on 19-21 June in Brussels, less than a month after the EU elections. APPLiA, representing the home appliance industry, will debate on essential topics, such as energy labelling, ecodesign and standardisation, and will shake up the format by giving the word to the youth.

Products reparability is a core interest of the home appliance industry and goes hand in hand with consumers' safety. Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA Director-General, took part at the debate at Patti Chiari and showed how much in terms of consumers' right to reparability the industry has done.

There is not a single way of a lifestyle that could be applicable in the households of 7 billion people. What governments would need to focus on instead is the penetration of basic goods everywhere. This is how with comparing fridges from real homes around the world, the Director General of APPLiA, Paolo Falcioni started his speech at the United Nations’ Science-Policy-Business Forum. 

Only a couple of years ago, the “circular economy” model was unknown to anybody, at least as a term. This week, over 600 experts within who different authorities, businesses, think-thanks and academics were queueing in front of the European Commission, resisting the wind, to listen, have a say or exchange ideas. 

Slogans, such as « Change the system, not the climate » or « You prefer your planet blue or well-done? » helped the home appliance industry to see that manufacturers are not on their own in the mission of creating a Circular Culture. Read more how APPLiA's presence at an event about WEEE treatment standards gave us food for thought.

After years of working on the 2019 Ecodesign and Energy Labelling package, the European Commission is nearly at the final stage of wrapping up 11 ecodesign measures and 6 energy labels. 

Material sourcing and selection is one of the most important business decisions and only collaboration between all actors will make the  and Circular Culture a reality.

APPLiA Home Appliance Europe supports the European Commission’s work to examine options and actions for a more coherent product policy framework of the different strands of work related to circular economy, while preserving the single market, competition and innovation.