News: Revised Criteria for Footwear adopted on 5th August 2016
After 3 years of development involving representatives of industry, government, environmental and consumer organisations revised criteria for the footwear 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 lower environmental impact mainly in terms of depletion of natural resources, emissions to water, air and soil from manufacturing processes and which contribute to the environmental dimension of sustainable development along their life cycle, are durable, and restrict the presence of hazardous substances. The revised criteria also introduce requirements regarding labour conditions at the final assembly site.
The revised criteria are valid for six years until 2022. To be awarded the European Ecolabel each criterion has to be complied with.
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.
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.
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.