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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Changes for for indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes

COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2020/503 of 3 April 2020 amending Decision 2014/312/EU in order to extend the derogation for zinc oxide to allow its use as a preservative stabilizer to cover ‘in-can preservation’ and preservation of ‘tinting pastes’

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EU Ecolabel for accommodation services awarded for the first time to three campsites in Germany

The new EU Ecolabel for Tourist Accommodation Services was awarded for the first time in Germany to three campsites at the German Campingtag Conference in Dortmund on November 28, 2019.

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Accommodation with the EU Ecolabel

Holiday accommodation is also eligible for the EU Ecolabel and can be recommended for its environmental friendliness.

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