With the knowledge of the durability of the product, it is likely that more long-lasting products would be purchased. This in turn would create an incentive for producers to produce more durable products. It would also counteract planned obsolescence. All in all, it would promote sustainability enormously. In view of these possibilities, the EU just adopted a directive at the beginning of the year which even provides consumers with remedies if a product they bought does not have the durability it should generally have had. The effect of producing sustainable products is to be further enhanced by this provision. Unfortunately, however, even the directive does not provide for direct measures to inform the consumer about the average durability of goods in the first place. Although the European member states could impose corresponding information obligations on producers when implementing the directive, it is uncertain whether this will actually happen. Moreover, this would only apply to products sold in the EU or in the Member State concerned. Therefore, not only against the background of the new European Directive, but also in order to influence consumer and producer behavior globally, a database is needed which gathers information on the durability of goods, especially of electronic goods.