EU-Kommissionschefin Ursula von der Leyen präsentierte gestern ihren Plan für ein „klimaneutrales Europa“ bis 2050, den sogenannten Green Deal (Communication & Annex). Sie plant ein umfassendes Gesetzgebungsprogramm, um Energieversorgung, Industrieproduktion, Verkehr und Landwirtschaft binnen 30 Jahren klimafreundlich umzubauen. Unser europäischer Dachverband Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) hat die relevanten Punkte für die Spielwarenbranche herausgearbeitet wie folgt:
- Circular Economy Action Plan, including a sustainable products initiative and particular focus on textiles, construction, electronics and plastics (March 2020 for the action plan, the actions listed will follow later):
- a ‘sustainable products’ policy to support the circular design of all products based on a common methodology and principles. It will prioritise reducing and reusing materials before recycling them. It will foster new business models and set minimum requirements to prevent environmentally harmful products from being placed on the EU market. Extended producer responsibility will also be strengthened.
- measures to tackle intentionally added micro plastics
- requirements to ensure that all packaging in the EU market is reusable or recyclable in an economically viable manner by 2030,
- a regulatory framework for biodegradable and bio-based plastics, and will
- implement measures on single use plastics
- measures to encourage businesses to offer, and to allow consumers to choose, reusable, durable and repairable products.
- analyse the need for a ‘right to repair’
- empower consumers to make informed choices and play an active role in the ecological transition
- promote new business models based on renting and sharing goods and services, as long as they are truly sustainable and affordable
- companies making ‘green claims’ should substantiate these against a standard methodology to assess their impact on the environment – regulatory and non-regulatory efforts to tackle false green claims
- digitalisation can also help improve the availability of information on the characteristics of products sold in the EU. For instance, an electronic product passport could provide information on a product’s origin, composition, repair and dismantling possibilities, and end of life handling.
- targets and measures for tackling over-packaging and waste generation
- possible mandatory recycled content (for instance for packaging, vehicles, construction materials and batteries).
- an EU model for separate waste collection
- Measures to support deforestation-free value chains (2020 onwards):
- the Commission will take measures, both regulatory and otherwise, to promote imported products and value chains that do not involve deforestation and forest degradation
- A ‘zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment’, including (summer 2020):
- better monitor, report, prevent and remedy pollution from air, water, soil, and consumer products. This could in the long-term lead to more reporting requirements on substances in products.
- chemicals strategy for sustainability which can include legislation on endocrine disruptersand the ‘combination effects of different chemicals’ (‘cocktail effect’)
- Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (2020)
- To increase disclosure on climate and environmental data by companies and financial institutions
Diese Punkte werden in die Arbeitspläne von TIE, der nationalen Verbände und darunter auch des DVSI integriert werden.
Wenden Sie sich bei Fragen gerne an den DVSI-Geschäftsführer Ulrich Brobeil (Tel.: 0911/477112-11; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Der Green Deal in Deutsch abrufbar unter: