As foreseen in the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy, the European Commission plans to present a ‘Circular Electronics Initiative’ by the end of the year. This plan is part of the EU’s efforts to establish a coherent policy framework for improving the sustainability of different product groups. Among the key actions foreseen are new ecodesign rules, the introduction of a common charger for consumer electronics, improving collection and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment and the introduction of a product digital passport.
This event, featuring Carl Dalhammar and Jessika Richter from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, will discuss the evolving EU policy landscape for sustainable and circular electronics and its effect on the electronics value chain. Some of the key policy instruments to be discussed are ecodesign, standards, repair and labelling requirements and consumer incentives. The event will also provide insights about targeted policy initiatives at the EU member state level but also outside the EU (e.g. the US).