Where Ecodesign is right for mechanical engineering

31.10.2014 on 29 October, the EU and representatives of industry met in Brussels to discuss the next products to be covered by the Ecodesign Directive. Ultimately, this could also affect mechanical engineering companies – although VDMA does not think that would necessarily be a bad thing in every case.

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VDMA - EU climate resolution sends out signal for investment

24.10.2014 VDMA sees the EU2030 climate objectives as an important signal for investment in eco-friendly technologies.

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Machinery Directive: Merger has no Advantages

21.10.2013 As part of the European Commission’s efforts to create better regulation, DG Enterprise commissioned a study on the potential merger of the Machine Directive and the Outdoor Noise Directive. An interim report has now been published, which does not reveal any solid evidence for or against the merger of the legislative acts.

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Internal Market for Green Products

16.04.2013 The European Commission’s communication intends to initiate the creation of a single market for green products. For this, the accompanying recommendation suggests, as an implementing instrument, the voluntary application of two methods to measure the environmental footprint of products and organisations.

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European Strategy on Plastic Waste

26.03.2013 The European Commission intends to specifically target the handling of plastic waste with regulatory action. This can be inferred from the recently published strategy paper, or Green Paper, which simultaneously launches a public consultation.

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Holger Kunze

Director European Office

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+32 2 7068213


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holger.kunze@vdma.org

Hanna Blankemeyer

Energy Technics and Environment

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+32 2 7068217


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+32 2 7068210


hanna.blankemeyer@vdma.org