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The consultants contracted by the European Commission have published further interim results from their preparatory study for the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Work Plan 2020-2024. The working plan is part of the Circular Economy Action Plan and aims to set new requirements for the ecodesign and labelling of energy-related products.

The preparatory study aims to inform and support the European Commission in the implementation of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Work Plan. It is being carried out by the consultants Viegand Maagøe, VHK and Oeko-Institut.

The recently published interim results were discussed at a stakeholder workshop on 26 March, which Landbell Group company European Recycling Platform attended.

The study developed a methodology for identifying and prioritising products and analysing 160 product groups. This resulted in 16 product groups and horizontal initiatives to be covered by the working plan, including ‘recycled content’, ‘durability’ and ‘scarce and critical raw materials’.

The final study is expected to be published in April. Following this, the Commission aims for an adoption of the working plan in September.