What specific impacts would extending the scope of the Ecodesign Directive have, for example, on smartphones?
Resource conservation requirements could be adopted for smartphones under the Ecodesign Directive as part of a product regulation, which could cover the following:
- Ease of replaceability of individual components (for example battery, screen)
- Stocking of spare parts for several years for consumers and repair shops at a reasonable price
- Repair information
- Updates may not increase energy consumption or prevent the hardware from working
- Labelling of rare earths