The decision (EU) 2023/693 by the Commission of 27 March 2023 extended the environmental criteria and the associated assessment and testing requireents for 7 product groups: hand dishwashing detergents, industrial and institutional dishwasher detergents, dishwasher detergents, hard surface cleaning products, laundy detergents, industrial and institutional laundry detergents until 31 December 2026 and indoor cleaning services until 31 December 2027.
For the first time, the EU Ecolabel will be an exhibitor at Heimtextil (10-13.01.2023) in Frankfurt a.M. (Messe Frankfurt, Hall 12, C57E+D in the Green Village). Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles.
For the following product groups, an extension of the environmental criteria and the associated assessment and testing requirements was supported in the EU Regulatory Committee in order to ensure sufficient time for the completion of the revision processes that are about to start. The final decision by the EU member states is still pending and will be communicated as soon as it is available.
A new EU Ecolabel decision was published on 13. July 2022: Commission Decision (EU) 2022/1244 of 13. July 2022 establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for growing media and soil improvers. It replaces the previous product growing media, soil improvers and mulch.
The decision (EU) 2022/1229 by the Commission of 11 July 2022 extended the environmental criteria and the associated assessment and testing requireents for 5 product groups: indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes until 31 December 2025, bed mattresses until 31 December 2026, absorbent hygiene products until 31 December 2023, furniture until 31 December 2026 and wood-, cork- and bamboo- based floor coverings until 31 December 2026.
A new EU Ecolabel decision was published on 26. October 2021: Commission Decision of 22. October 2021 establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for Cosmetic Products. It replaces the previous Rinse-off Cosmetic Products.
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.
A new EU Ecolabel decision was published on 27 November 2020: Commission Decision of 27 November 2020 establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for electronic displays. It replaces the previous product group televisions.
"Certification with the EU Ecolabel has strengthened our commitment to an ecological transition and we want to show other, non-EU countries that it is possible and beneficial to apply for the European Ecolabel."
Syoss Pure from Henkel Beauty Care is the first German hair care brand to receive the European Ecolabel. Syoss has developed a particularly environmentally-friendly formula free from silicone, parabens, mineral oils and artificial colors.