The Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) has become a landmark legislation with a broadening the scope of ecodesign to more comprehensive environmental indicators and additional sectors, according to the latest piece from an international NGO.

The Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS) has long advocated for the EU to raise its sustainability ambitions using expanded ecodesign principles to cover more products and sectors. ECOS added that extending ecodesign principles and strong ecodesign rules for products are important for producers, consumers and the environment.

ECOS has also pointed out that the transition towards energy efficiency, circular and toxic-free economy has been too slow. The international NGO hopes to see a final text that reflects the Parliament’s vision in the ESPR.

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The Special Report of the European Coalition of Auditors on slow transition by EU member states can be accessed here.