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.
Transitional period for revised EU Ecolabel criteria for Detergents extended
Commission Decision (EU) 2017/1214 set revised criteria for various types of detergents. In order to give current licence holders more time to adapt their products to comply the transitional period has been extended from 12 to 18 months
Extension of validity of existing criteria for Printed Paper and Rinse-off Cosmetics and 2 other groups being considered
A written vote has taken place to extend the validity of criteria for 4 product groups: Printed Paper, Rinse-off Cosmetics and Absorbent Hygiene Products.
Revised criteria for 4 product groups approved at the June meeting of the EU Ecolabel Regulatory Committee
The revised criteria for copying & graphic paper, newsprint, tissue paper and lubricants were approved at a meeting of the EU Ecolabel Regulatory Committee on 29th June 2016.