( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2021-04-13 21:56:09 )
SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an article looking the growing global problem of e-waste and France’s new reparability index for certain electrical and electronic (EE) consumer products.
It is estimated that globally, each person annually produces 7.3 kg of e-waste. This situation is unsustainable and so countries are adopting strategies to stop obsolescence and reduce the EE industry’s impact on the environment.
In February 2020, France passed the Anti-Waste for a Circular Economy Act (AGEC) law. This covers five categories of EE product – computers, TVs, smartphones, lawnmowers (wired, battery-operated and robotic) and washing machines. Since January 1, 2021, French vendors have been required to display a reparability score to help consumers choose products that are easier to repair.
SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the global problem of e-waste, some of the strategies being enforced to reduce waste, the requirements in the AGEC, and what manufacturers can do to improve the reparability score of their products.
Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Repair Is Better Than Replace: France’s New Reparability Index for Electronic Products.’ [www.sgs.com/en/news/2021/03/repair-is-better-than-replace-frances-new-reparability-index-for-electronic-products]
SGS offers a comprehensive range of solutions to help manufacturers comply with the provisions in the AGEC, including technical product evaluations, support in product reparability, and assistance in compiling the reparability manual. In addition, they can also provide manufacturers with training that will ensure their employees fully understand the requirements and implications of the law. Learn more about SGS’s Circular Economy services (in French). [www.sgsgroup.fr/fr-fr/campaigns/economie-circulaire/sgs-ec]
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