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Forest Trees

Environment& Circular Economy

Our manufacturers embrace sustainability and the opportunities that the twin transition will bring, including new products in line with lifestyle changes and sustainability trends, as well as new business models. Some best practices already exist and many more are to come as we transition to a more circular economy, our main expected contribution to climate neutrality objectives. 

The European furniture industry is ready to contribute to making sustainable products the norm in the EU. Furniture is generally well suited for a circular economy. Furniture products can be designed for longevity and one of the most prominent raw materials for the industry is wood, which is renewable. 

Harmonised circular economy rules at the EU level are essential to effectively transition to a more circular economy, prevent fragmentation and ensure consistency across Member States. 

Legislation such as the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) are pivotal.  

To fully close the loop in our sector, a holistic approach to circular economy is needed,

based on a combination of tools, including appropriate ecodesign requirements that truly

support lifetime extension and harmonised Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes

across the EU for furniture, incentives, stimulating demand for circular products and providing SME support.


Check our Manifesto 2024-2029 for detailed recommendations on what is needed in our sector to transition to a more circular economy

For more information check out our Position Papers & News sections

EFIC Collection of Circular Economy best practices in the furniture industry

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