What are the benefits for European industry?
European industry should gain a competitive advantage in world markets, having been encouraged to adopt eco-friendly approaches (e.g. eco-design) and to develop green technologies such as new green propellants, new materials and processes and green electronics. Resource-efficient technologies also contribute to reducing costs by decreasing material inputs, energy consumption and waste.
Furthermore, information gathered during monitoring for environmental legislation compliance will be used to prepare for and mitigate possible supply chain disruptions, through the development of alternative materials and processes.
Last update: 25 February 2014