News: Revised Criteria for Furniture adopted on 28th July 2016
After 3 years of development involving representatives of industry, government, environmental and consumer organisations revised criteria for the furniture product group have been adopted by the Commission and published in the Official Journal.
Thursday, 11th August 2016
The criteria aim to reward those products which have a reduced environmental impact during their entire life cycle - that use materials produced in a more sustainable way (considering a life cycle analysis approach), limit the use of hazardous compounds, the levels of hazardous residues, the contribution of furniture to indoor air pollution and promote a durable and high-quality product that is easy to repair and disassemble. The revised criteria are valid for six years until 2022. To be awarded the European Ecolabel each criterion has to be complied with.
Revised EU Ecolabel criteria for Lubricants published
The revised criteria for Lubricants were adopted on 8th November 2018 as Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1702 and published in the EU's Official Journal on 13th November 2018.
Criteria for Printed Paper, Bed Mattresses, Absorbent Hygiene Products and Rinse-off Cosmetics extended
Commission Decision(EU) 2018/1590 has prolonged the validity period of EU Ecolabel criteria for printed paper, bed mattresses, absorbent hygiene products and rinse-off cosmetic products.