EU Commission adopts new ecodesign requirements
02.10.2019 Products such as refrigerators, electric motors or welding equipment are in future subject to new requirements for example concerning energy efficiency.
EU Circular Economy needs cross-sector actions
30.09.2019 At the EU Circular Economy Conference in Helsinki, EU lawmakers and industry representatives discussed technologies and policy options which could accelerate the transition towards a circular and sustainable economy.
Industry develops solutions for improved use of plastics
20.09.2019 With the declaration of the Circular Plastic Alliance, the EU is taking an important step towards more recycling in Europe.
VDMA participates in EU consultation on sustainability of batteries
05.08.2019 The EU Commission has carried out a public consultation on "Sustainability requirements for batteries" in order to assess opportunities to promote the sustainable design and use of batteries.
Digitisation and climate - Europe must not let up
24.05.2019 European policy must also make its contribution do ensure that industry can meet its current challenges.
VDMA calls for open, digitised and globally connectable circular economy
14.02.2019 In two new position papers, the VDMA outlines the opportunities, challenges and necessary legal framework conditions of the circular economy.
EU presents scenarios on a more sustainable Europe by 2030
31.01.2019 The European Commission regards environmental and social standards as an essential part of its economic policy. This offers opportunities for mechanical engineering companies - but also the danger of additional requirements.
“Plastics need to be given a value”
13.09.2018 The European Parliament has approved a resolution on the implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy with the aim of increasing the recycling rate in the EU.
VDMA: Ecodesign has a future
08.06.2018 For more than ten years, the Ecodesign Directive has ensured uniform environmental standards for products in Europe. MEPs have now agreed to stick to this instrument.
EU plastics strategy requires investment in recycling technology
16.01.2018 The EU hopes to reduce or entirely do away with plastic waste in Europe. In view of VDMA, this initiative can indeed help leverage existing potentials.