The new Ecodesign Package: an important step towards a circular economy

During the design phase, 80 percent of a product’s environmental impact is determined. For this reason, the European Union established a framework, containing the overarching Ecodesign Directive and several product-specific implementing regulations, obliging manufacturers to eco-design their products. This article will discuss and analyse the ecodesign framework in light of the new Ecodesign Package – the ten most recently adopted regulations.