Commission report proposes measures for longer-lasting washing machines and dishwashers

Commission report proposes measures for longer-lasting washing machines and dishwashers

The Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a draft report highlighting policy recommendations for improving the durability, reusability and reparability of washing machines and dishwashers. Once finalised, the findings will be used to inform future proposals from the European Commission to revise existing ‘eco-design’ rules for these types of appliances. The new rules could be submitted for discussion with stakeholders in the Spring of next year. The lifespan of […]

EPR Club: How to support re-use and preparing for re-use through EPR

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is being promoted as a key market-based instrument to help implement EU waste legislation, including full application of the waste hierarchy. However, aside from a handful of cases, EPR has seldom been used as a tool to promote reuse and preparing for reuse activities. With the EU Commission’s proposed rules for implementing EPR schemes currently being extensively discussed by the European Parliament and Council, this EPR […]

New Yorkers can donate easier thanks to an online platform

New Yorkers can donate easier thanks to an online platform

An online database and a mobile app were launched by the New York City’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to help citizens localise the nearest place to donate all kinds of reusable items or shop second-hand. The platform makes it as convenient as never before for New Yorkers to avoid waste by providing detailed information including maps, opening hours and describing the missions of involved re-use organisations under the umbrella of […]