Sustainable Consumption of Goods: Response to the European Commission's Public Consultation


On 5 April 2022, ELI submitted a response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the Sustainable Consumption of Goods – Promoting the Right to Repair and Reuse.

The European Commission pledged in its communication of 11 December 2019 on the European Green Deal to put sustainability and the well-being of citizens at the centre of economic policy. Its current consultation was launched to solicit feedback on the ‘right to repair’ and how to incentivise both customers and businesses to encourage the sustainable production of products and use.

ELI’s Response, which is available here, provides several recommendations on the above questions. It will be presented and discussed at the webinar of 27 April 2022 from 18:15–19:45 CET. The event will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the broader topic of the sustainable consumption of goods, including, for example, proposals to make sustainable products the norm in the EU, boost circular business models and empower consumers for the green transition, announced by the Commission in March 2022, as well as to examine further necessary steps for a more efficient and sustainable economy.

Participation is free of charge. To register, please click here.

ELI is extremely grateful to Univ-Prof Mag Dr Susanne Augenhofer, LLM (Yale), ELI Council Member, who drafted the Response.