News: EU Ecolabel recognised above other other ecolabels
Thursday, 16th March 2017
Recent Belgium study finds EU Ecolabel recognition with the general public (49%) higher than for all other ecolabels in Europe, except the Energy label.
Respondents claimed to make ecological purchases and that ecolabels play an important role in making a considered choice. More than 80% of respondents indicated that they trust the EU Ecolabel, particulary young people. Hence, the EU Ecolabel performed extremely well compared to other ecolabels - see chart. Only the Energy label scored better.
Criteria for wood, cork and bamboo based floor coverings adopted on 25th January 2017
After 3 years of development involving representatives of industry, government, environmental and consumer organisations revised criteria for wood, cork and bamboo based floor coverings have been adopted by the Commission and published on the 2nd February