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Call for evidence and public consultation on new products and measures (GEN – 1460.00)

03 February 2023

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  • General

Call for evidence and public consultation on new products and measures (GEN – 1460.00)

03 February 2023

2 min read

GEN – 1460.00. On 31 January 2023, The European Commission has launched the awaited call for evidence and public consultation on the new products and measures under the first ESPR Working Plan.

Call for evidence and Public Consultation

The European Commission has launched the awaited call for evidence and public consultation on the new products and measures under the first ESPR Working Plan.

Based on preliminary assessments, the Commission has listed 12 end-use, 7 intermediary products and 3 horizontal measures as potentially suitable for the first working plan:

  • End-use products: Textiles and Footwear; Furniture; Ceramic Products; Tyres; Detergents; Bed Mattresses; Lubricants; Paints and Varnishes; Cosmetic Products; Toys; Fishing Nets and Gears; Absorbent Hygiene Products;
  • Intermediary products: Iron and Steel; Non-Ferrous Metals; Aluminium; Chemicals; Plastic and Polymers; Paper, Pulp Paper and Boards; Glass;
  • Horizontal measures: Durability; Recyclability; Post-Consumer Recycled Content. 

The aims of the consultation are to obtain feedback on whether:

  • the products and horizontal measures identified as potential priorities under the ESPR are the best
  • the order of priority in which these products should be tackled 
  • the most relevant aspect(s), per product/horizontal measure, to tackle under the ESPR 
  • the estimated potential for improving the product aspects identified by the ESPR proposal from an environmental point of view, per product/horizontal measure 
  • the level of detail for each product/horizontal measure at which requirements under the ESPR should be set (i.e. the level at which rules should be set).

The deadline to respond to the call for evidence and the public consultation questionnaire is 25 April 2023.

Recommended actions

Eurovent Members are invited to assess this call for evidence and provide the Secretariat with their comments which will be then consolidated in the official Eurovent feedback.

Related documents and links

All related documents and articles can be found in the respective sections in the right sidebar.

  • GEN – 1455.00 – Notifications – Standardisation, European initiatives January 2023
  • GEN – 1408.00 – Sustainable Products Initiative (ESPR)- EP & Council timeline update and EESC opinion
  • GEN – 1407.00 – HLCF Update on pathway document and events after the summer
  • GEN – 1372.00 – Proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation
  • GEN – 1361.00 – Initial review of the leaked ESPR
  • GEN – 1326.00 – Stakeholder involvement European legislative processes
  • GEN – 1296.00 – Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)
  • GEN – 1286.00 – SPI non-paper by 9 Member States
  • GEN – 1243.00 – Trinomics SPI consultation
  • GEN – 1219.00 – SPI
  • GEN – 1209.00 – Roadmaps and Public Consultations
  • GEN – 1207.00 – European Parliament Own-initiative report on CEAP
  • Preliminary ESPR WP Report
  • Consultation webpage
  • Joint Research Centre’s (JRC) background work

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