“Green single market for green growth”: neither good for consumers nor for manufacturers.

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Brussels, 14 March 2013 – A broad coalition of European organisations has come together to call on the European Commission to propose setting up a Pan-European Accident and Injury Data System . They are convinced that such a system would contribute to fewer accidents and injuries. Moreover, the cost of creating such a system would be more than offset by reductions in health care costs.

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Environmental footprint methodology: not for us state consumers and manufacturers

ACEA, ANEC and Orgalime wrote to President Barroso today to express their common concerns at the suggested Environmental Footprint Methodology, based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach, and its envisaged use in EU policy making, including in the context of the Commission Communication ‘Green single market for green growth’ envisaged later on in March 2013.

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Child restraint systems (CRS) can reduce child injury by 71% to 82% when installed correctly. Furthermore, compared to not using a child restraint at all, a forward-facing CRS reduces the risk of serious injury by 60%, while a rearward-facing CRS reduces the risk by 90% .

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ANEC welcomes yesterday’s publication of the European Commission’s proposal for mandatory provisions to ensure the accessibility of public sector web-sites by 20151. Many consumers with disabilities, and older consumers, are still not able to reap the benefits of the digital society, including e-government services, due to inaccessible web-sites.

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