Sustainability and Reducing the Environmental Impact of Textile, Leather and Footwear Industries
Textile, apparel, leather, and footwear industries are under constant pressure to achieve sustainability in their supply chains and to minimize the impact of their production and distribution on the environment and human health.
Energy Efficiency Inclusion of Variable Refrigerant Flow Air Conditioners into Scope of MEPS/MELS
The Singapore National Environment Agency (NEA) hosted an industry consultation to announce the plan of including variable refrigerant flow air conditioners (VRF A/C) into the MEPS/MELS requirement.
Updates on the Progress for Mandating the Water Efficiency Label for Water Use Products in Malaysia
The Malaysia National Water Services Commission (SPAN in Malay) had introduced a voluntary Water Efficient Products Labeling Scheme (WEPLS) and media news, SPAN, is currently drafting laws to mandate this labeling requirement.
China Energy Label Product Scope Expansion and a New Standard for Air Conditioners Products
The China Energy Label (CEL) regulator issued public consultation notice (already closed) for expanding product scope coverage to the following products based on the following standards: Both minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) and energy efficiency Grade are established within the standards. The implementation date is targeted to be May 1, 2020.
Energy Efficiency and Ecodesign: A New technical Regulation Approved by the Ministry in Ukraine
As part of a larger program for the implementation of energy efficiency requirements in Ukraine, new technical regulations in this field have been recently approved and will become mandatory for Ukraine market access.
Laundry Appliance and Child Entrapment
Young children have been known to enter the drum of front-loading clothes washers and dryer, e.g., to play hide-and-seek, and some have died over the years due to suffocation. Child entrapment in a washer or dryer, while rare, still happens today. A child might climb into a machine, get trapped and suffocate because he or she can’t get out.