Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Environment
Legal References:Regulation (EC) No 1980/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 July 2000 on a revised Community eco-label award scheme
Description:The European Union Council of Ministers adopted a common position on a revised system for the award of the European ecological label, formalising the political agreement secured at a previous Environmental Council meeting. Established in 1992 the scheme is voluntary and applies to articles meeting certain criteria defined by the EC product category and for limited periods through a regulation. The revised system provides, in particular, for the creation by the Commission of European Eco-label Office made up of competent bodies designated by Member States, a Consultative Forum of interested parties, the extension of the Eco-label to services, service providers and retailers, and the dissemination of detailed information to consumers.

Last modified: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:56:24 CEST