Ecodesign News

  • Carbon Trust to design eco-labelling scheme for Mexico

    The Carbon Trust has been selected to develop an environmental labelling scheme for products and services in Mexico. The Carbon Trust has been selected to develop an environmental labelling scheme for products and services in Mexico. The scheme will be designed to promote sustainable purchasing and procurement for consumers, companies and the public sector. The objective of this ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • New Study Puts Eco-labels to the Test

     A new report released today by the University of Victoria ranks eco-labels intended to distinguish seafood produced with less damage to the environment. It is the first study to evaluate how eco-labels for farmed marine fish compare to unlabeled options in the marketplace. "How Green is Your Eco-label?" is designed to help seafood buyers sort through competing ...

  • Replenish Multi-Surface Cleaner Honored with Gold Standard in Sustainability - Cradle to Cradle® Certification

    SUSTAINABLE BRANDS -- Replenish, maker of an ultra-concentrated Multi-Surface Cleaner in a Reusable Bottle System, announced today at Sustainable Brands that it has received Cradle to Cradle® Certification – Gold for its multi-surface cleaner and Cradle to Cradle® Certification – Silver for its reusable concentrate mixing and delivery system. Cradle to Cradle® Certification is an independent ...

  • BASF introduces select(tm) eco-label manager

    BASF today announced the launch of its SELECT™ (Sustainability, Eco-Labeling and Environmental Certification Tracking) Eco-Label Manager, a database created to strategically manage the abundance of eco-labels, environmental claims, directories and ratings systems by allowing the user to search, analyze and ...

  • Cleanol-SE ECO

    Cleanol-SE is a highly concentrated cleaning agent for daily maintenance cleaning. It has been especially developed for use with the Hako on-board dosage system Cleanol-SE ECO and has been awarded the European Eco label. Hako-Cleanol-SE ECO is a synthetic, almost neutral, very low foam cleaning agent. It effortlessly removes dirt and grease and – as a result of its lime scale binding effect – ...


    By Hako GmbH

  • EC adopts 4 ecodesign regulations that will save equivalent power consumption of Austria and Sweden

    The European Commission has adopted four ecodesign regulations to improve the energy efficiency of industrial motors, circulators, televisions, refrigerators and freezers. The regulations lay down energy efficiency requirements which will save about 190 TWh per year by 2020, which is comparable to the combined annual electricity consumption of Sweden and Austria. 'This package is a ...

  • Greening purchases by public authorities

    In the EU, public authorities purchase 14-16 per cent of gross domestic product. Choosing products, such as office equipment or construction services, which are more environmentally friendly could have clear benefits. A recent study has investigated Green Public Procurement in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, and found that authorities are increasingly making greener purchases. Green Public ...

  • Eco-labels to provide guidance to consumers in Finland

    On Friday, 12 September, the Prime Minister’s Office published a report on the use of climate labels on products. The report serves as a background report to the Government foresight report on climate and energy policy. The report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of various labels and proposes a climate label prototype. Citizens have concerns about climate change and are prepared for climate ...

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