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2 Eco-Design VII EU policy

3 Contents 1.Eco-design (ErP) directive 2.The WEEE directive 3.RoHS directive

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5 Aim Promotion of sustainable development through free movement of ErP, environmental protection and increased security of energy supply

6 Related legislation Directive on management of waste from EEE based on Article 175 Directive on the restriction of certain hazardous substances in EEE based on Article 95 Existing legislation on minimum energy efficiency requirements based on Article 95 Eco-label, EMAS……

7 Products covered In principle all energy sources are covered, in practice at first products using electricity or fuels

8 Household Appliances Washing machines Clothes dryers Dish washing machines Electric ovens Hot plates Microwaves Toasters Fryers Grinders, coffee machines and equipment for the opening or sealing of containers or packages Electric knives Other appliances for cooking, food processing, cleaning, clothes maintenance; appliances for hair cutting, har drying, tooth brushing, shaving, massaging and other body care appliances Scales

9 Household appliances

10 Information technology equipment

11 IT and Consumer Equipment IT equipment Radios Televisions Video cameras and recorders Hi-fi recorders and audio amplifiers Home theater systems Music instruments Toys, leisure and sports equipment Electric trains or car racing sets

12 Consumer equipment

13 Electronic toys

14 Sports and leisure equipment

15 Products Not Covered (a) Voltage converters; (b) Uninterruptible power supplies; (c) Battery chargers; (d) Halogen lighting converters; (e) External power supplies for medical devices; (f) External power supplies placed on the market no later than 30 June 2015 as a service part or spare part for an identical external power supply which was placed on the market not later than one year after this Regulation has come into force, under the condition that the service part or spare part, or its packaging, clearly indicates the primary load product(s) for which the spare part or service part is intended to be used with. (g) Means of transport

16 ErP features :Structure ErP framework does not create immediate obligations for manufacturers but allows the Commission to do so through implementing measures Implementing measures are adopted by the Commission assisted by a regulatory Committee They define eco-design requirements, conformity assessment procedures and implementation dates Impact assessment precedes the submission of Commission draft measures) Stakeholders participate throughout the whole process (studies, impact assessments, consultations, preparatory discussions within the Committee)

17 Eco-design requirements Generic, aiming at the improvement of the overall environmental performance, focusing on environmental aspects identified in the implementing measure and/or Specific, in the form of limit values or thresholds for selected environmental aspects with a significant adverse impact on the environment

18 Implementing measures Implementing measures are proposed for products which: represent a significant volume of sales and trade in the internal market (indicative threshold units/year) and involve a significant environmental impact and present a significant potential for improvement The entire life cycle of the product will be considered Other aspects (product performance, health&safety, impact on consumers, manufacturers competitiveness) are taken into account

19 ErP: Stand By Off Mode Implementing Measure The Implementing Measure (IM) for stand by/off mode was adopted in December 2008 by the European Commission and came into force on January 7th, This is the first implementing measure under the ErP Directive enforced. The purpose of the Stand by/off mode Regulation is to ensure the lowest possible energy use of all household and office products in passive standby and off modes.

20 Stand by/off mode Limits Power consumption data in Watts rounded to the second decimal place By January 7, 2010: Off Mode not to exceed 1.00W consumption By January 7, 2010: Standby Mode not to exceed 1.00W; or 2.00W if providing information or status display By January 7, 2013: Off Mode not to exceed 0.50W consumption By January 7, 2013: Standby Mode not to exceed 0.50W; or 1.00W if providing information or status display

21 External Power Supply Implementing Measure (278/2009)

22 Implemeting measure on simple set-top boxes Standby modeActive mode Simple STB0,5 W5 W Allowance for display function+0,5 W- Allowance for hard disk-+6 W Allowance for second tuner-+1 W Allowance for decoding HD signals-+1 W (Set-top boxes are used in cable television and satellite television systems, to transform the signal from the cable or satellite to a form that can be used by the television set or other receiver)

23 Non-Directional Household Lamps Implementing Measure (244/2009) Application Date Banned Products September 2009 Non-clear incandescent lamps + clear 100 watts incandescent lamps September 2010Clear 75 watts incandescent lamps September 2011Clear 60 watts incandescent lamps September 2012 Clear 40 watts incandescent lamps and clear 25 watts incandescent lamps September 2013 Stricter requirements on fluorescent lamps and LED-lamps September 2016Stricter requirements on halogen lamps

24 Implementing measure on tertiary lighting Sets requirements for linear and compact fluorescent lamps Requirements on minimum lumen maintenance levels From 2017 (eight years after the regulation takes effect) all fluroescent lamps must be designed to work with an electronic ballast. From 2012 new luminaires must be sold with electronic ballasts and from 2017 magnetic ballasts will not be permitted even for replacement in existing luminaires. Minimum performance requirements for HID (High intensity discharge) lamps, which means phasing out of HPM (High-pressure mercury) lamps, although the largest wattages are phased out first. 90 % of the HPS (High-pressure sodium) lamps should have a life time of more than h. Metal halogen lamps should have a minimum life time of h Requirements of directional light sources for street lighting luminaires (not only HID) to reduce light pollution. Minimum performance requirements for all HID lamps to minimize mercury content

25 Implementing measure on electric motors From 2011: Minimum energy performance at the IE2 efficiency level From 2015: Minimum energy performance at the IE3 efficiency level, or IE2 if the motor is combined with a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) From 2017: Minimum energy performance at the IE3 efficiency level for all motors

26 Implementing measure on circulators in buildings glandless impeller pumps up to 2500W used primarily for central heating systems mainly used for the circulation of water in heater applications in buildings From 2013: minimum energy performance of EEI 0,27 From 2015: minimum energy performance of EEI 0,23 EEI – ratio between annual consumption of the appliance and a standard consumption of a typical similar model

27 Implementing measure on televisions Off mode: 0,3 - 0,5 W Standby: 0,5 - 1,0 W (depending on reactivation function etc) Energy labelling requirements for televisions In 2014, 2017 and 2020 the efficiency classes A+, A++ and A+++ would be introduced.

28 Implementing measure on refrigerators and freezers Compression-type refrigerating appliances: From 1 July 2010: EEI < 55 From 1 July 2012: EEI < 44 From 1 July 2014:EEI < 42 Absorption-type and other-type refrigerating appliances: From 1 July 2010: EEI < 150 From 1 July 2012: EEI < 125 From 1 July 2015: EEI < 110 Three new energy classes: A+, A++ and A+++

29 Other implementing measures endorsed Ventilation fans Domestic washing machines Domestic dishwashers

30 Drafted regulation: Room air conditioning appliances

31 Studies completed Boilers Water heaters PC-s and computer monitors Imaging equipment Residential ventilation and kitchen hoods Electric pumps Commercial refrigerators and freezers Refrigerating and freezing equipment Distribution and power transfomers Solid fuel small combustion installations Laundry driers Vacuum cleaners Complex set-top boxes Directional lighting Non-tertiary coffee machines Networked standby losses Sound and imaging equipment Medical imaging equipment

32 Studies ongoing Local room heatng products Central heating products Domestic and commercial ovens Domestic and commercial hobs and grills Professional wet appliances and dryers Tertiary air conditionng Uninterruptible power supplies Pumps for waste waters Large pumps and pumps for pools, fountains, aquariums Special motors Compressors Industrial ovens Machine tools

33 Harmonised standards in support of the ErP framework ……………...(25) One of the main roles of harmonised standards should be to help manufacturers in applying the implementing measures adopted under this Directive. Such standards could be essential in establishing measuring and testing methods. In the case of generic ecodesign requirements harmonised standards could contribute considerably to guiding manufacturers in establishing the ecological profile of their products in accordance with the requirements of the applicable implementing measure. These standards should clearly indicate the relationship between their clauses and the requirements dealt with. The purpose of harmonised standards should not be to fix limits for environmental aspects. (26)For the purpose of definitions used in this Directive it is useful to refer to relevant international standards such as ISO ………………………………………… »

34 Harmonised standards in support of the ErP framework (continued) Harmonised standards provide presumption of conformity with the provisions of the applicable implementing measure that they cover (Article 8) i.e., the application of several harmonised standards may be necessary for demonstrating compliance with the implementing measure Standardisation can provide a valuable support for the implementation of ErP standards may be used for defining measurement and testing methods they may also be used to support and guide the assessment of the environmental performance of the product (Annex I) and for communication purposes (Annex I, part 2) standardisation should not be used to tackle political issues, such as fixing a limit for a given environmental aspect

35 The ErP mandate – scope The ErP mandate : a programming mandate Standardisation efforts on the following items should be considered, in particular regarding: use of materials derived from recycling activities use of substances ….. use of consumables energy consumption throughout the life cycle water consumption throughout the life cycle Ease for reuse and recycling as expressed through: number of materials and components used, marking of plastics according to ISO, use of standard components, time necessary for disassembly ……………………………………………………………… ……………………….

36 The ErP mandate – scope (continued) Shall be taken into account: Other standards (e.g. the measurement standards for energy labelling or efficiency requirements) guidance documents and technical reports currently available or in preparation in this area at a national or international level (e.g. ISO TR 14062, IEC Guide 109, ISO Guide 64, ISO series), specifications established by interested organisations such as manufacturers associations; best practices in industry

37 The ErP mandate – stakeholders participation ……The elaboration of the standardisation programme should be undertaken in co-operation with the broadest possible range of interested groups, including international and European level associations. Those involved should include manufacturers and installers of energy-using products, including SMEs; consumers; environment NGOs; the waste treatment industry; the competent authorities of the Member States as well as members of the scientific community. In particular, co-operation with environment non-governmental organisations and with organisations representing SMEs is regarded as essential….

38 Summary ErP aims at the sustainable development of energy-using products and deals with product design It is a framework Directive; legal obligations for manufacturers will come with the implementing measures Those will be adopted by a transparent process (stakeholder consultation) and adequate analysis (impact assessment) Priority is given to self-regulatory activities by industry

39 Website co_design/index.htm

40 2. The WEEE Directive Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment Objectives A Producer Responsibility Directive aimed at reducing waste from electrical and electronic products by increasing recovery and recycling and minimising environmental impact.

41 WEEE and RoHS Directives the history * 10 years of debate * Wide differences of view * Commission proposal - Summer 2000 * Many proposed amendments from MEPs * Common Position - Nov 2001

42 Producer - a definition PRODUCER means any person or organisation who, irrespective of the selling technique used, including by means of distance communication: 1. Manufactures and sells his own brand 2. Resells under his own brand 3. Imports or exports

43 What Equipment and Products are covered? * All equipment dependent on electrical currents and magnetic fields * Ten indicative categories: 1. Large household 7. Toys, leisure and sports 2. Small household 8. Medical devices 3. IT and telecomms 9. Monitoring equipment 4. Consumer equipment 10. Automatic dispensers 5. Lighting equipment 6. Electrical & Electronic tools Very wide waste stream, domestic and business to business

44 Requirements of the WEEE Directive * Separate collection of WEEE - 4kg per person per year * Treatment according to standards * Recovery and recycling - it sets %age targets * Producer pays from collection onwards * Retailers to offer free take-back * Consumers to return WEEE free of charge * B2B situation unclear and open to member state interpretation

45 Requirements for Treatment * All fluids to be removed * Member States to set up quality standards * Treatment facilities to hold permits * Specific storage requirements * Specific dismantling requirements

46 Selective Treatment * Batteries * Printed circuit boards (10 square cms) * Toner cartridges * Cathode Ray Tubes * Liquid Crystal Displays (100 square cms) * Electrolyte capacitors * Plastics : brominated flame retardants

47 Specific Treatment * CRTs - fluorescent coat to be removed * Ozone depleting substances * Gas discharge lamps: mercury None of this specific treatment should hinder the possibility of re-use

48 Recycling Rates by Product Category * Large household: 80/75% * IT & Consumer: 75/65% * Others: 70/50% * No target for medical equipment

49 How to Measure Recycling Rates * Directive defines calculation * Current cases at the ECJ will have an impact * Audit trail or protocol * Importance of end markets * Linkage with ELV Directive

50 Key Dates * Transposal - 18 months * Producer Responsibility - 30 months * Start separate collection - 30 months * Collection target - 36 months * Recovery Recycling targets - 46 months

51 European Parliaments Role * Co-decision procedure * First Reading 15 May 2001 * A Second Reading is a certainty * Council to submit Common Position text in November 01

52 Views of the European Parliament * 270 amendments in committee * Over 100 in Plenary * More emphasis on Individual Producer Responsibility * MEPs want consumers to be made to separate waste * Want higher collection and recycling targets * They also want the inclusion of consumables

53 3. RoHS Directive * restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment * Complementary to WEEE Directive * WEEE Directive is Article 175 * RoHS is Article 95 (single market)

54 RoHS Directive - What does it cover? * All the products covered by the WEEE Directive * With the exception of - medical equipment and - monitoring and control equipment * From 2007, the following are banned: - lead - mercury - cadmium - hexavalent chromium - polybrominated biphenyls & polybrominated diphenyl ethers

55 Areas that still need resolution and clarification * Collective or Individual Producer Responsibility * Historic Waste - is this legal? * Retroactive legislation - unfair burden on industry * Orphaned products - who will pay? * Producers pay for orphaned products? - penalise successful companies with costs of unsuccessful ones * Visible fees? * In store retailer take-back required? - H&S issues, costs * Treatment permits essential?


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