Turkey Ecodesign

Ecodesign is a reality faced by a growing number of countries worldwide. Turkey is no exception. Indeed, the Turkish government has published a regulation that mirrors the European ecodesign directive. The Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIT) adopted the law on March 25th, 2022. This Turkey Ecodesign rules a broad range of obligations on electrical appliances.

Turkey Ecodesign and EU Regulation 2017/ 1369

The Turkish MIT has proceeded to move forward with an eco-design regulation. Such law mimics the European Union one. The objective here is to reduce energy and material consumption on specific devices. Despite tensions with the European Union, Turkey has decided to pass the EU Regulation 2017/1369 in its own set of rules. As a result, both EU and Turkish regulations affect the eco-design of:  

Turkey Ecodesign

Labeling System for Turkey Ecodesign

Turkey Ecodesign energy label
Source: Fujitsu

The Turkish ecodesign regulation includes energy labels which range from A+++ to G.

A+++ applies to the most energy-efficient products. Conversely, G products are the least efficient. The highest grades are green, whereas the lowest are red.

The energy labels give insights to Turkish customers.
First, it determines the hourly power used by the device in Watt/h. With that information in hand, the customer can control which appliance will save more money.
As a result, to meet this demand, manufacturers adapt their designs and improve their products’ efficiency. Then, they can reach a satisfactory label rating.

In-scope products include refrigeration appliances, washing machines, washers and dryers, electronic displays, and household dishwashers.

Reparability and Recyclability for Turkey Ecodesign

Furthermore, the Turkish regulation encourages reparability and recyclability.
Importantly, in-scope producers in Turkey must comply with a protocol targeting recycling companies. In particular, they must provide disassembling information to recycling organizations. Consequently, users benefit from more reparable products. Therefore, they can prolong the device’s lifetime. A circular economy process can also start.

Turkey Ecodesign circular economy
Source: EU political report

Other Product Environmental Compliance Requirements in Turkey

Turkey RoHS

Worldwide, countries have implemented laws to ensure environmental and customer safety. Turkey is no exception. Indeed, Turkish leaders have enacted the restriction on hazardous substances in electronic appliances.

Turkey RoHS

This regulation is called Turkey RoHS. It focuses on the presence of the following six chemicals: 

  • cadmium
  • hexavalent chromium, 
  • lead,
  • mercury,  
  • PBBs,  
  • PBDEs.

Turkey REACH

Turkey REACH is another regulation applicable to substances. In short, this law lists hazardous chemicals that are either restricted or declarable.

What does the Future Hold?

Finally, one can say that Turkey has started a significant green shift. More ecological measures may arise in the future. It is particularly true for countries close to the European Union that have become the green leader. For example, the new ecodesign and energy labeling in Europe will also influence the Turkish market.

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