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The Committee on Eco-design and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products (composed of representatives from all EU countries) has recently approved a draft Commission Regulation facilitating non-proprietary product repair (or “Right to Repair”) for refrigerating appliances, with formal acceptance by the European Union set for April 2019. Draft Commission Regulations containing similar measures for dishwashers and washing machines are currently under review by the Committee on Eco-design and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products. What Do These…

The Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy Between the European Commission and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China, dated July 16th, 2018 (the “EU-China Agreement”) may be light on binding commitments, but is, nonetheless, a true watershed event on the path to a circular economy (CE) for a number of reasons: − it may well be the first international agreement (excluding intra-EU initiatives) on CE, and certainly the most…