Criteria revision of Ecolabel on converted product paper

JRC Sevilla, European Commission

Ecolabel Criteria is a voluntary, multiple criteria based Eu Scheme to promote best environmental performing products in the market. It is a third party program that awards a license that authorizes the use of environmental preferability of a product within a particular product category based on life cycle considerations.


With criteria such as:

  • reduced water pollution,
  • reduced environmental damage or risks related to the use of energy (global warming, acidification, ozone depletion, depletion of non-renewable resources)
  • restrictions on hazardous chemicals.

Sectors covered by EU Ecolabel:
Cleaning up; Coverings; Personal care products; Electronic Equipment; Furniture; Gardening; Household appliances; Paper products etc.

Technical support for EU Ecolabel Criteria – Converted paper:

  • Life cycle assessment
  • Technical analysis
  • Stakeholder consultation

The life cycle nature of the EU Ecolabel:

  • Life cycle aspects addressed
  • Identification of environmental hotspots LCA methodology
  • Settings of thresholds

Project partners:
JRC Sevilla;
European Commission

Project duration: January 2018 – January 2020

Ing. Rose Nangah Mankaa
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