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.
Validity date for Paints and Varnishes prolonged to 31 December 2022
Commission Decision amending Decision 2014/312/EU as regards the period of validity of the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes was adopted 27 April 2018.
Indoor air pollution source of urban air pollution
A new study of the air around Los Angeles found consumer and industrial products to rival vehicle emissions as a source of harmful atmospheric pollutants