News: 25th Anniversary of the EU Ecolabel Scheme in 2017!
In 2017 the EU Ecolabel scheme will be 25 years old and to mark this important milestone the European Commission will be coordinating a series of events across Europe. Watch this space!
Wednesday, 30th November 2016
The EU Ecolabel scheme was set up by the European Commission in 1992 to help consumers and business customers to identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. With nearly 40,000 products now bearing the EU Ecolabel logo, the scheme is recognised widely as guaranteeing a good environmental choice.
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.