What is the EU Ecolabel?

The EU Ecolabel is recognized in all member states of the European Union, as well as Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. The voluntary label, introduced by an EU regulation in 1992 (Regulation EEC 880/92), has gradually become a reference point for consumers who want to help reduce pollution by purchasing more environmentally-friendly products and services.

Which products and services can be allowed to carry the EU Ecolabel?

The label is awarded to products and services that have a lower environmental impact than comparable products. The EU Ecolabel is intended to enable consumers to identify more environmentally friendly and healthier products.

The spectrum ranges from cleaning products to electrical appliances, textiles, lubricants, paints and varnishes to accommodation and campsites. At present the label does not extend to foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals or medical devices.

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The label is awarded to products and services


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Webinar: ‘Bring tourist accommodation into the green spotlight with the EU Ecolabel’ on 11 June 2024

The European Commission invites you to a webinar on the EU Ecolabel criteria for tourist accommodation establishments.

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New product group and extension of "absorbent hygiene products"

A new EU Ecolabel descision was published on 14. September 2023: commission Decision (EU) 2023/1809 of 14. September establishing the EU Ecolabel absorbent hygiene products.

The decision (EU) 2023/693 by the Commission of 14. September 2023 extended the environmental criteria and the associated assessment and testing requireents for absorbent hygiene products (EU) 2014/763  until 20. September 2024.


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