C10.8.4 Eco-Label


© European Communities, 1995-2009

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel


The European Eco-Label Scheme aims to stimulate both the supply and demand of products with a reduced environmental impact.


Summary of the Scheme:

The voluntary scheme applies to all Member States of the European Union. There is no requirement for separate registrations in each country. Each Member State has a Competent Body, which is responsible for applications. In the UK, this is DEFRA.

The label is awarded only to those products with the lowest environmental impact in a product range. Each Group has set ecological criteria, which is developed by the European Union Eco-labelling Board (EUEB).