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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Webinar ‘The EU Ecolabel for Tourist Accommodations - Engaging together in a sustainable recovery’: Webex, 21 January 2021 10:00-12:30

The European Commission invites to a webinar on the EU Ecolabel criteria for Tourism Accommodation.

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Extension of the term of 2 product groups

The product groups Textile Products and Fotwear are to be extended.

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New product group

A new EU Ecolabel decision was published on 27 November 2020: Commission Decision of 27 November 2020 establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for printed paper, stationery paper and paper carrier bag products.

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