Press release

ClientEarth welcomes potentially game-changing Ecodesign Regulation

27 May 2024

The EU Council has today adopted the Ecodesign Regulation, which sets out requirements for the sustainable design of products. The goal is to reduce the negative impacts of products and their manufacturing on pollution, biodiversity and the climate.

Julian Schenten, legal expert at ClientEarth, said: “The adoption of the Ecodesign Regulation could be a game-changer for product design in the circular economy. If implemented correctly, it has the potential to provide clarity on the chemicals present in everyday products. This transparency is the first step towards eliminating toxic products from our lives altogether.

“The ball is now in the Commission’s court. It must quickly adopt delegated acts, which set out precise performance and information requirements – starting with textiles.”


About ClientEarth

ClientEarth is a non-profit organisation that uses the law to create systemic change that protects the Earth for – and with – its inhabitants. We are tackling climate change, protecting nature and stopping pollution, with partners and citizens around the globe. We hold industry and governments to account, and defend everyone’s right to a healthy world. From our offices in Europe, Asia and the USA we shape, implement and enforce the law, to build a future for our planet in which people and nature can thrive together.