Briefing: What does the EU Ecolabel stand for?

Published: 5 October 2022
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At a time when consumers are surrounded by ever-present green or sustainable claims on products, reliable ecolabels are highly needed to show which products live up to their green credentials.

The EU Ecolabel, created in 1992, is a signpost of environmental excellence, awarded to products that have a proven reduced impact on the environment. Besides, it also benefits human health, banning or strictly limiting harmful substances in certified products.

This briefing by the European Environmental Bureau and the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) you with includes useful information on the scheme, the products and services it covers, and what makes it unique.

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