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Sustainable Products Initiative: The future of sustainable circular home appliances


16 Jun 2021 10:00




Sustainable Dev.

Event Description

Under the European Green Deal, the European Commission presented in March 2020 a New Circular Economy Action Plan, in which it announced a sustainable product policy legislative initiative to make products fit for a climate neutral, resource efficient and circular economy, reduce waste and ensure that the performance of frontrunners in sustainability progressively becomes the norm. The legislative initiative will entail a revision of the Ecodesign Directive, widening its scope beyond energy-related products, and propose additional legislative measures as appropriate. In this context, the Sustainable Products Initiative public consultation will close on 9 June 2021. In such a flourish legislative period, APPLiA would like to bring relevant views to the table to discuss the future of sustainable products in the EU and present its view of Circular Appliances. 


10:00 - 10:05AM

Welcome & Introductory remarks

Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA’s Director General

10:05 - 10:10AM

Expert Contribution

Federico Magalini, SOFIES, Managing Director

10:10 - 10:35AM

Panelists’ interventions

Matjaž Malgaj
European Commission - DG Environment, Head of Unit
Korrina Hegarty
APPLiA, Environment Policy Director
Leendert Jan de Olde
Philips, Director Ecodesign and Sustainability
Sylvia Maurer
BEUC, Director Sustainability, Energy, Food, Health and Safety

10:35 - 10:55AM

Keynote Speaker, Q&A

MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, European Parliament, Member of the European People's Party (EPP)

10:55 - 11:00AM

Closing remarks


IHI - Innovative Health Initiative
Scientific Project Officer
Project Manager
EUI - European University Institute
Director of the Communications Service
LP Brussels
Association Manager
VDMA European Office
Regulatory Manager (m/w/d)
Alber & Geiger
The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
Final External Evaluation Consultant