BRUSSELS – The European Parliament has reached a provisional agreement on proposed new rules which will require products to last longer and be easier to repair, upgrade and recycle. Clothing and footwear are among priority segments in the guidance which will lead to a ban on destroying unsold garments once implemented.
Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on an update to the so-called ‘eco-design’ regulation that aims to improve various aspects of products throughout their lifecycle to make them more durable and reliable, easier to reuse, upgrade, repair and recycle, use less resources, energy and water.
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