Product design gains role in circular economy

The European Commission has outlined a number of plans for products as part of the updated circular economy package, including to extend product lifespans

The European Commission has outlined a number of plans for products as part of the updated circular economy package, including to extend product lifespans.

Action to promote better product design and consumption of more sustainable products was one of the Commission’s core ideas for “closing the loop” of the circular economy.

As part of the Ecodesign work plan for 2015-17 the Commission will begin to develop future standards on product durability, reparability and recyclability.

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