Ecodesign: new rules for mobile phones and tablets

October 17th, 2023

On 20 September, new ecodesign and energy labelling rules for mobile phones and tablets entered into force. The new rules were published in the form of a Delegated Act (DA) by the European Commission on 16 June. After a two-month scrutiny period by the Parliament and Council, the rules were formally adopted since there were no objections.

The DA sets requirements for energy labelling and provision of product information for smartphones and tablets with the aim to facilitate repair and increase the durability of these products. Furthermore, producers shall make product design choices that enhance cost, material and energy efficiency. Overall, the new labelling requirements should help consumers to make informed and sustainable choices at the point of sale.

The new requirements will apply 21 months after their entry into force, thus by 20 June 2025.

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