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30 years Ecolabel

On 23 March 2022, the EU Ecolabel officially turned 30! Looking back, it has been quite the journey to reach where we are now, with over 83,000 products across 24 product groups available on the EU market. The EU Ecolabel wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without its stakeholders’ support. And more years of collaboration are still to come!

To commemorate three decades of achievements, many activities will take place throughout the year across Europe. Read more about EU Ecolabel achievements and planned 30th anniversary activities here.

Established in 1992, and recognised across Europe and worldwide, the EU Ecolabel is a label of environmental excellence that is awarded to products and services meeting high environmental standards throughout their life-cycle: from raw material extraction, to production, distribution and disposal. The EU Ecolabel promotes the circular economy by encouraging producers to generate less waste and CO2 during the manufacturing process. The EU Ecolabel criteria also encourages companies to develop products that are durable, easy to repair and recycle.

The EU Ecolabel criteria provide exigent guidelines for companies looking to lower their environmental impact and guarantee the efficiency of their environmental actions through third party controls.


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