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    Have your say – Ecodesign 2

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    New product priorities for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products

    About this initiative: The Commission’s recent proposal on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products aims to make products sold in the EU subject to performance and information-related requirements, to ensure greater sustainability.

    Feedback period: for stage 3 it is 31 January 2023 – 12 May 2023


    Feedback from Europeans for Safe Connections

    We “Europeans for Safe Connections” welcome updating Ecodesign Directive from 2009 because we ask for it in our Europeans citizens’ initiative in the Proposal 14.

    Wireless electronic devices are not included in the current Ecodesign Directive which requires that manufacturers of energy-using products will, at the design stage, be obliged to reduce the energy consumption and other negative environmental impacts of products.

    The launch of 5G is expected to bring a plethora of new interconnected devices to the market, most of which will replace their predecessors. Thus, the cycle of buying new and disposing of old is being significantly boosted. Instead of reducing environmental impact and saving energy there would be a whole new industry building thousands of satellites, new generations of an exploding amount of antennas, electronic devices like hundreds of millions of mobile phones, tablets, even internet of underwater things and so on.

    We want to include all device groups that accompany digitalization, especially those listed in the previous paragraph, into the Ecodesign Directive in order to improve their energy and resource efficiency as well as their energy security and reduction in demand for natural resources.

    According to the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan, all electronic devices, especially those, which are used for digitalisation, should also be made “fit for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and circular economy, reduce waste and ensure that the performance of front-runners in sustainability progressively becomes the norm” The Ecodesign Directive is a possible connecting point for these objectives.

    Please always consider that wired connections offer enormous energy savings compared to Wi-Fi without sacrificing comfort and do not emit harmful EMF radiation.

    Best regards
    Petra Bertova Polovkova
    on behalf of the Europeans for Safe Connections
    This feedback was sent from a wired internet connection

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