What Does the New EU’s Regulation Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Mean for You and the Planet?

In a bold move towards a more sustainable future, the European Union has introduced the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), which came into force on 18 July 2024. This regulation is central to the EU’s strategy for creating environmentally sustainable and circular products. It sets rigorous new standards for energy efficiency, material use, and recyclability, with an innovative addition of the Digital Product Passport. Prioritizing categories such as textiles, furniture, tyres, and electronics, the ESPR aims to enhance repairability and extend product lifecycles by focusing on design—where up to 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined. Discover how these new measures will shape the future of sustainable product design and what it means for consumers and industries alike.