In an article published on April 11, 2019, ECOS, a consortium of environmental non-governmental organizations “specialized in standardization and technical product policies,” announced the launch of a study on the “ecodesign of plastics.” ECOS “believe[s] that reduction and re-use of plastics should always be prioritized, and at the end of their long useful life, their recycling should be enabled. Furthermore, unnecessary plastic should be avoided at source, and problematic chemicals entirely excluded from the process.”

At the ECOS conference that will take place on June 13, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, the organization will present “the new ECOS report [that] will determine which policy tools are available to drive the agenda of circular plastics, and which policies still need to be developed.” Further, “a set of recommendations will . . . be formulated for the most prolific plastic-using sectors such as packaging, construction, automotive, and electronics, in order to dramatically reduce their plastic footprint.”

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ECOS (April 11, 2019). “ECOS launches study on ecodesign of plastics.