Consumers choice – Ecolabelling
The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are more environmentally friendly. It enables consumers to easily identify greener products by a universal label – a flower.
The new Regulation on the EU Ecolabel contains specific measures to encourage small and medium sized enterprises to take part in the scheme, e.g. reduced fees (with special fees for micro enterprises), consultation procedures open to SMEs, testing and verification requirements adapted to SMEs' capabilities.
The revised 2010 regulation of the European Ecolabel has resulted in several SME-friendly provisions:
Other useful links (external):