infographic of the month – January 2021

What changes can EU citizens expect in 2021?

Author: Yannic Stock
Date: Jan 21, 2021

There will be lots of changes for EU citizens in 2021 – both on a large and small scale. For example, as of July, we will be saying goodbye to plastic, banning the manufacture of plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates and straws and polystyrene single-use drinks and food packaging throughout the whole of the EU.

Before this, a new regulation on energy-efficiency labels will come into effect. As of March, large electrical appliances such as refrigerators and televisions will not be awarded any energy-efficiency class higher than A – in fact, only a few appliances that are currently manufactured will be given a better class than B. The new category A should be reserved for new, even more efficient appliances.

In addition to EU-wide changes, 2021 will offer great potential for change for citizens in five member states: this is due to the national elections being held in the Netherlands, Cyprus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Germany. Many are particularly anticipating the election in Germany, since Angela Merkel will no longer be in office after holding the post of federal chancellor for 16 years – irrespective of the result, the election will bring about a change in leadership.

Our Art Director, Isabell Küpper, has created an infographic in a colourful retro style on each of the three topics. Bold colours and amusing illustrations attract attention and ensure that the message behind the design is conveyed.

Graphic January 2021 - Plastic
Graphic January 2021 - Energy
Graphic January 2021 - Elections
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