Regulating appliances of the future

Energy efficiency improvements have focused most of the attention in the white goods industry over the past years. Now, attention is turning to digitalisation and the internet of things. [Shutterstock]

Over the past ten years, a raft of EU legislation has been passed making white goods like fridges, dishwashers and washing machines more efficient, recyclable and connected.

In this Special Report, EURACTIV dives into the changes that have already taken place and the new rules that are about to take effect. There will be difficulties in store in the years ahead in implementing the legislation and getting consumers on board.

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