25 April – 18 July 2014
Directorate-General (DG) Environment is carrying out a consultation exercise to inform an evaluation of the implementation of the EU Ecolabel Regulation. This will be done via a two-stage approach. The first stage involves evaluating the EU Ecolabel implementation to date since 2000, in terms of its efficiency and effectiveness in contributing to sustainable consumption and production (SCP) across Member States, and its coherence to other policy tools. The second stage will assess how the Scheme and alternative scenarios might perform in the future, based on development of potential change in the regulations for future implementation. Read more…
The EU Ecolabel Scheme is a voluntary environmental labelling scheme designed to promote products with reduced environmental impact and, through this, contribute to a more efficient use of resources and a higher level of environmental protection. The Scheme is part of the wider policy on SCP linking it with other instruments such as Green Public Procurement and the Ecodesign Directive.
The 7th Environmental Action Programme calls for the Ecodesign and Energy Label Directives and the EU Ecolabel Regulation to be reviewed with a view to improving the environmental performance and resource efficiency of products throughout their lifecycle, and addressing existing provisions through a more coherent policy and legislative framework for SCP.
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