Only a couple of years ago, the “circular economy” model was unknown to anybody, at least as a term. This week, over 600 experts within who different authorities, businesses, think-thanks and academics were queueing in front of the European Commission, resisting the wind, to listen, have a say or exchange ideas. 

Slogans, such as « Change the system, not the climate » or « You prefer your planet blue or well-done? » helped the home appliance industry to see that manufacturers are not on their own in the mission of creating a Circular Culture. Read more how APPLiA's presence at an event about WEEE treatment standards gave us food for thought.

After years of working on the 2019 Ecodesign and Energy Labelling package, the European Commission is nearly at the final stage of wrapping up 11 ecodesign measures and 6 energy labels. 

Material sourcing and selection is one of the most important business decisions and only collaboration between all actors will make the  and Circular Culture a reality.

APPLiA Home Appliance Europe supports the European Commission’s work to examine options and actions for a more coherent product policy framework of the different strands of work related to circular economy, while preserving the single market, competition and innovation.

APPLiA, EHI and EPEE have carefully reviewed the draft Ecodesign Regulation for Motors that the Ecodesign Regulatory Committee will discuss on 14 January 2019.

As from 1 January 2019, home appliance manufacturers in Europe, represented by APPLiA and beyond, are starting to distinctly mark certain large appliances containing F-Gases and Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs).

The Romanian government is planning to boost its citizens’ energy and water use at home by replacing around 60 000 washing machines, air conditioners, fridges and freezers with appliances scoring very high on the energy label.

Reparability is a topic that is important to all of us and what the home appliance sector in Europe values most is people’s safety and consumer choices. The industry wanted to better understand how repairable its products are, and the end results are very positive.