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The European Union (EU) is consulting the public on the release of an initiative to harmonize EU product policy framework.

The initiative will build on ongoing or recent initiatives including:

  • Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF) pilots
  • Fitness check on the EU Ecolabel and the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
  • Public Procurement for a Circular Economy – good practice and guidance
  • The goods package: reinforcing trust in the single market
  • Communication on ‘A new deal for Consumers’
  • Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot
  • Ecodesign working plan 2016 – 2019
  • Revised Energy Labelling Framework Regulation
  • Revision of waste legislation
  • European strategy for plastics in a circular economy
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) REFIT evaluation
  • Revised regulation on Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
  • Communication on options to address the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation
  • EU study and workshop on innovation, design for sustainability and hazardous chemicals (ongoing)

The consultation is closing on January 24, 2018.