A centerpiece of the European Green Deal was officially unveiled last week. The Proposal for a Regulation establishing ecodesign requirements for sustainable products[1] (‘ESPR’) is an ambitious document, part of a series of European Commission proposals seeking to redefine business in line with the European Union’s vision for a more sustainable future, as part of the European Sustainability Initiative.

The ESPR extends the scope of Ecodesign Directive from energy-related products to all products – save food, feed and medicines. If adopted, this Regulation will provide a general framework imposing ecodesign requirements on products intended for the EU market, on the basis of which the Commission will adopt a series of delegated acts setting more specific requirements for different product groups.

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