The Consortium brings together knowledgeable experts in the field to jointly develop a feasibility study aimed at laying the foundations of a standardised testing methodology that is reliable, repeatable, and reproducible to ultimately assess the release of microplastics ​​during a household washing cycle. 

Building on several years of history and innovation, Asociación Nacional Fabricantes e Importadores Electrodomésticos - ANFEL and Asociación Española Fabricantes Pequeños Electrodomésticos - FAPE joined forces to establish the newborn APPLiA España.

APPLiA is happy to welcome its new and 22nd direct member, iRobot Corporation.

APPLiA has decided to withdraw its legal challenge filed before the EU General Court in March 2020 after the European Commission has made significant amendments to the Energy Labelling Regulations published on December 5, 2019. 

After the European Parliament's on the ENVI Committee’s report on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. APPLiA reiterates its desire to see two things: a thriving manufacturing industry in Europe, and the avoidance of carbon leakage.

The EU Commission has recently adopted three guidance documents that aim to help European citizens, businesses, but also national administrations to fully harness the Single Market for goods. Nevertheless, several initiatives that are currently developing in France are going in the opposite direction.

APPLiA fully supports the ambition of the new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability within the EU Green Deal framework. Harmonising, simplifying and strengthening EU rules on chemicals will help build a coherent system to risk-manage chemicals in the Union and clarify some existing legislative gaps.

The new EU Energy Label enters into force today, 1 March 2021. The new rules bring back the A to G scale for a first series of products: dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, refrigerators, freezers and wine storage appliances.