EU product greening projects announced

First integrated product policy pilot projects to focus on mobile phones and teak garden furniture

Mobile phones and garden furniture made from tropical teak will be the focus of the first two pilot projects launched under the EU's integrated product policy (IPP), the European Commission has announced.

Pilot projects were a key element of a Commission communication on IPP issued last June. They should bring together a wide variety of stakeholders to demonstrate how different measures in the "IPP toolbox" can be used to secure environmental improvements (EED 18/06/03).

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