eco-label News

  • 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 ...

  • Ground-breaking product eco-labelling trial

    The French government has launched an eco-labelling program to guide consumers on the environmental impacts of their everyday purchases. With the passing of the Grenelle 2 law in 2010, France set the framework for this project. A 12-month trial will start in July 2011 with 168 companies volunteering 1000 products. Companies will calculate simplified Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of their ...


    By thinkstep

  • Credible and Commercial: the success factors of eco-labeling

    Eco-labelling schemes are on the rise – customers and environmental experts alike are confused with the booming “industry”. The difference between the two groups is that the customers’ decision for or against a label is the fateful one: it decides the ultimate success or failure of the label. At the same time the judgment of an environmental expert – the one ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • UL ECO-INSTITUT Approved as Testing Lab for Carpet Label GUT

     Leading product emissions and chemical content testing provider UL ECO-INSTITUT, part of UL Environment, announced today that it is approved as a pollutant and emission testing laboratory by the Association of Environmentally Friendly Carpets e. V. (GUT). For ...


    By UL LLC

  • Five Winds helps shape the future of the green products roundtable and use of eco-labels

    The Green Products Roundtable, a multi-stakeholder group in the US, continues to advance its work to develop guidance and systems around the marketing of greener products and the use of eco-labels. Five Winds is one of approximately 25 stakeholders actively participating in the Green Products Roundtable. Five Winds' Senior Consultant, Libby Bernick, represents Five Winds at the roundtable, which ...

  • The Science of Labelling

    Accurate sample identification is an absolute requirement of any scientific investigation or analysis. The Brady Corporation, a world leader in identification solutions, has been supplying comprehensive answers to the challenges of laboratory labelling for many years, and has now formed a specialist team to help scientists with their sample identification problems. ...


    By Brady Corporation

  • StainerbondzTM printable labels - permanent labelling for microscope slides

    Reliable traceability is critical for clinical and research samples. Stainerbondz labels provide crisp, clear, long-term sample identification. They show superb resistance to chemicals from Acetone to Xylene and will endure a wide variety of laboratory staining protocols, even the rigours of deparraffinisation.  Stainerbondz are unaffected by temperature extremes from -80ºC to 130ºC. Label ...


    By Brady Corporation

  • Carbon labelling expands internationally

    The world’s first carbon label for consumer products is set to go global with the announcement this week that Australia is to join the UK in using the Carbon Trust’s system. The Carbon Trust, an organisation backed by the UK Government, has signed an agreement with Planet Ark, a leading Australian environmental organisation, to establish its Carbon Reduction Label in Australia. The first ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Putting a label on the wind

    In  a direct response to increasing consumer demand for sustainable products, some of the world's leading corporations and non-profit organizations announced today their support for the development the first global consumer label identifying corporations and products made with wind energy. The Global Wind Energy Council, WWF, the LEGO Group, the UN Global Compact, Vestas Wind Systems, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • OPP Considering Labeling of Nanopesticides

    The State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee held a meeting on September 20, 2010. During the meeting, Jennifer McLain, Associate Director of the Antimicrobials Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), provided an update on EPA's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Label your pipelines

    The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 require employers to mark visible pipes in the workplace which contain or transport dangerous substances. The British Standard Specification for the identification of pipelines and services (BS 1710:1984) has specified the colours of labels needed for the identification of pipes conveying fluids and gases. Following these ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Textiles Compliance: Beyond the Label

    Join Compliance & Risks for our free webinar on textiles compliance and learn about the key topics you need to ensure your products are compliant around the world. From the highly regulated area of children’s clothing and accessories to the massive growth in wearables, the challenge of understanding and staying on top of textiles regulations continues to grow. ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Call for water labeling system

    Some experts are now calling for a labeling system so that consumers can have a better idea of how much water is used to grow agricultural products or manufacturer goods. One of the leaders of the movement is Dr. Brent Clothier of the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., whose specialty is plant water use. He urged the introduction of a water labeling system at the Australian ...

  • CLCA earns watersense label

    The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) is pleased to announce it has just received the WaterSense Label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its Water Management Certification Program.  Previously a WaterSense Program Partner, CLCA's Water Management Certification Program was requested to include an irrigation system auditing component to the certification ...

  • OPP considering labeling of nanopesticides

    The State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Pesticide Operations and Management (POM) Committee held a meeting on September 20, 2010. During the meeting, Jennifer McLain, Associate Director of the Antimicrobials Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), provided an update on EPA's ...


    By Acta Group

  • Print and Verify Labels On The Production Line With New Label Serialization Stations

    The latest addition to the Mettler-Toledo PCE portfolio is the newly developed Label Serialization Station (LSS), which prints and verifies labels automatically. Companies in the pharmaceutical and ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Print and Verify Labels On The Production Line With New Label Serialization Stations

    Label Serialization Stations from Mettler-Toledo PCE can be fully integrated into the production line for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry to print track-and-trace labels for their products at a rate of up to 500 per minute. The latest addition to the Mettler-Toledo PCE portfolio is the newly developed Label Serialization Station (LSS), which prints and verifies ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

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