News: EU Ecolabel recognised above other other ecolabels
Thursday, 16th March 2017
Recent Belgium study finds EU Ecolabel recognition with the general public (49%) higher than for all other ecolabels in Europe, except the Energy label.
Respondents claimed to make ecological purchases and that ecolabels play an important role in making a considered choice. More than 80% of respondents indicated that they trust the EU Ecolabel, particulary young people. Hence, the EU Ecolabel performed extremely well compared to other ecolabels - see chart. Only the Energy label scored better.
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.
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.