Consumer groups hail new Ecodesign rules for household appliances

New EU requirements to make household appliances greener have been broadly welcomed by consumer groups, although a trade body has described some of the rules as 'procedurally flawed'

New EU requirements to make household appliances easier to repair, more recyclable and more energy efficient have been broadly welcomed by consumer groups, although a trade body has described some of the rules as “procedurally flawed”.

The new Ecodesign measures adopted by the European Commission on Tuesday cover 10 commonly purchased appliance types - including fridges, washing machines and electronic displays such as televisions. 

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