FEICA has been an active advocate in the ecodesign legislation proposals for electronic displays and servers and supports the principle that design for circularity is important. The revision of these regulations must be balanced and the competitiveness of European industry must be considered.
Several Ecodesign regulations were adopted in 2019 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Also published was a ‘sister’ Ecodesign regulation: Regulation: Ecodesign for electronic displays.
Please also see the Commission Regulation (EU) No 2019/424 laying down Ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products (relevance for our sector, question 8 on disassembly of components).
In addition, a note was published stating that the European Commission published a Call for Tender at the beginning of 2020 for a preparatory study for the Ecodesign Working Plan 2020-2024 and for the framework contract for studies and/or technical support in the area of Ecodesign.
Read the FEICA Position Paper here.