News: Revision of criteria for 3 paper product groups kicked off on 7th June.
The first ad-hoc working group meetings to begin the revision of criteria for Tissue paper, Copying & Graphic paper and Newsprint were held on 7th and 8th June at the offices of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Sevilla.
Wednesday, 20th July 2016
The IPTS are part of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and have been retained by DG Environment to lead this revision over the next 2 years.
At the meeting over 40 stakeholders from industry, environmental organisations and government bodies discussed the background reports and the IPTS presentations. These are available on the dedicated website - address below. A second meeting will be held next year as the revised criteria are developed. If you wish to be involved then please contact:
Revised criteria for 4 product groups approved at the June meeting of the EU Ecolabel Regulatory Committee
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