News: 'EU Ecolabel, better for the environment, better for you'
The European Commission publishes a new leaflet that informs end-consumers of the benefits and attributes of the EU Ecolabel.
Thursday, 16th March 2017
Towards a circular economy
The EU Ecolabel promotes Europe’s transition to a circular economy, where materials stay in a loop, so new products begin when old ones end. This drives manufacturers to produce goods that:
- Promote green innovation and sustainable industries
- Generate less waste and CO 2 when they are made and used
- Use energy, water and raw materials more wisely
- Last longer and are easier to repair
- Are easier to recycle.
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Criteria for Converted Paper Products extended to 31st December 2020
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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.
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