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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New EU Ecolabel criteria for cosmetics – for a reliable consumer consumption against Greenwashing

As part of the EU Ecolabelling board, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has been successfully advocating for extending the scheme to all cosmetics with stricter environmental requirements.

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Webinar “Hard Covering Products” - 20 April 2021 / 10:00 to 12:00 pm

The EU Ecolabel criteria for hard covering products have recently been adopted in Commission Decision (EU) 2021/0476.

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New product group "hard coverings"

A new EU Ecolabel decision was published on 22. March 2021: Commission Decision of 16. March 2021 establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for hard coverings. It replaces the previous product hard coverings.

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