Sustainable Products Regulation Approved

23 April 2024

Orgalim welcomes today’s plenary vote...

Orgalim welcomes today’s plenary vote on the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) as a significant step forward for the circular economy and sustainable products in Europe. ESPR is a key measure to further optimise the way resources are used throughout the economy and society and makes the most of new digital solutions as well as bringing new business opportunities – a win-win for the environment and the economy. 

The ESPR establishes a framework for setting ecodesign requirements that products have to comply with to be placed on the market or put into service. It aims to make sustainable products the norm and reduce their overall carbon and environmental footprint while ensuring their free movement within the internal market.  

As we reported in March in our article Making Sustainable Products the norm, the ESPR will introduce requirements gradually through future ESPR delegated acts, enabling tailored measures for specific products.  

As we move forward, it's crucial to ensure these requirements are clear, meaningful and achievable. Implementation should start small to generate political support for further measures by making sure the ecodesign requirements and the Digital Product Passports (DPPs) will work in real life and be successful, including ensuring robust market surveillance and effective enforcement. In addition, clear timelines and industry involvement will be essential. 

Europe’s technology industries remain committed to collaborating with policymakers for the successful implementation of the ESPR and have put together a set of comprehensive recommendations to provide a solid framework for this effort. In this document, you will find what we support, what concerns us and our recommendations clearly outlined.  

If you want to learn more about our recommendations for the implementation of the ESPR, you can watch a recording of the webinar that we held on 21 March. The slides from the webinar are also available to download from the same page. 

To learn more about Orgalim’s work on circular economy and sustainable products, please contact Stéphanie Mittelham, Manager Green Transition.