The transition towards a Circular Economy is widely considered as a necessary step to address the challenges related to the creation of a more .. Read more sustainable economy. European Standards (ENs) are essential complementing tools that support the implementation of EU legislation, as well as the climate and energy targets, by promoting best practices, improving energy efficiency, safety and providing tools to optimize installations and systems. In the past, standardization work related to energy efficiency mainly focused on the energy efficiency of products during their use phase. After the publication of the Circular Economy Action Plan in 2015, the European Commission requested the three European Standardization Organizations – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – to develop standards on material efficiency that would establish future ecodesign requirements on, amongst others, durability, reparability and recyclability of products, thus introducing a new focus on material efficiency during the design phase. CEN-CENELEC Joint Technical Committee 10 on Energy-related products - Material Efficiency Aspects for Ecodesign (CEN-CLC/JTC 10) developed a group of eight standards containing generic principles to consider when addressing the material efficiency of energy-related products, such as extending product lifetime, ability to reuse components or recycle materials from products at end-of-life, and use of reused components and/or recycled materials in products. In this context, the aim of this webinar is to present how these standards could be used by product-specific Technical Committees when developing product-specific or product group standards addressing material efficiency aspects.
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