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 criteria for 6 product groups published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 12th July 2017
The revised criteria for Hand Dishwashing Detergents, Hard Surface Cleaners, Industrial & Institutional Dishwasher Detergents, Industrial & Institutional Laundry Detergents, Laundry Detergents and Automatic Dishwasher Detergents have been published.
EU Ecolabel criteria for Textiles amended
The European Commission has recently published a decision in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU) amending the EU Ecolabel criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to textile products.
Criteria for Converted Paper Products extended to 31st December 2020
The current EU Ecolabel criteria for Converted Paper Products expired on 2nd May 2017. The Commission has published a Decision in OJEU extending the validity of these criteria to 31st December 2020.