Independent testing programme assessing the lifetime of consumer products
Generation of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has soared in the past decades. WEEE is considered to be one of the fastest growing waste streams in the EU, growing at 3-5% per year and reaching 12 Mt by 2020. This development is not only putting a strain on the environment, but also on consumers’ budgets.
PROMPT has the ambition to help extending the useful lifetime of products and to contribute to the transition to a circular economy. It aims at boosting durable design, providing access to repair services, upgrades and disassembly options. Furthermore, it intends to help reducing resource depletion, prevent waste generation and mitigate associated societal and environmental impacts.
R.U.S.Z. franchising system approved as SDG Good Practice by UN experts
Between December 2020 and March 2021, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched a second Open call for submissions of good practices, success stories and lessons learned by all stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 700 completed submissions were reviewed by […]