European Parliament Advances Construction Product Regulations to Drive Sustainability and Simplify Processes
Apazone is thrilled to share the recent developments in the European Parliament, where crucial legislation pertaining to the placement of construction products on the market has made significant progress. The adoption of two key reports marks a significant step towards modernizing regulations and promoting sustainability in the construction industry.
Streamlining CE Marking Procedures for Construction Products
Under the guidance of MEP Christian Doleschal, the European Parliament has proposed an overhaul of rules and processes governing the CE marking of construction products. The aim is to simplify procedures and reintroduce certain streamlined measures, fostering a more efficient and flexible management of the construction product database.
Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe, expressed his support for the simplification of rules and processes, emphasizing their significance in enhancing product standards and supporting the digitalization of the sector. Furthermore, these advancements reinforce the internal market for construction products while promoting sustainability, a pivotal driver in the building glass industry.
Advancing Sustainable Product Design with ESPR
The European Parliament also adopted a report on the Eco-design for Sustainable Product Regulation (ESPR), aimed at driving sustainability in the design of new products. Clear articulation between the provisions of the Construction Products Regulation, which focuses on construction materials, and the ESPR is crucial to ensure coherence and effectiveness in promoting sustainable construction products.
Bertrand Cazes highlighted the importance of establishing clear and coherent links between both regulations to achieve a powerful impetus towards sustainable construction products. By aligning efforts and fostering synergy between the Construction Products Regulation and ESPR, the industry can effectively drive sustainability and address environmental challenges.
Towards a Sustainable Future: The Next Steps
The trialogue negotiations between representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, and Member States are set to commence in the coming months. The objective is to finalize and adopt the text before Spring 2024, ensuring that these crucial regulations are fully implemented.
Source: Glass for Europe with additional information added by Apazone