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Eco-Labelling

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Labelling for Environmental
Protection
Protect and improve the
environment
Integrate the environment with
other policies across
Government and in
international arena
"Green labels labels
providing information about the
environmental aspects of
products or services are
becoming increasingly popular.
Examples of Labelling in the
EU
Examples of Labelling in Mexico

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ECO Labelling

The overall objective of an eco labelling


policy on the environment and business is
to contribute to sustainable development
http://www.eco-labels.org/home.cfm
ECO Labelling Approaches &
Objectives
Eco-labelling schemes are voluntary, market-
based schemes used by manufacturers or
retailers to help consumers identify products
that have a reduced environmental impact
Although all eco-labelling schemes aim to
empower consumers to make choices about
environmentally sustainable consumption,
some have been developed in the light of
particular national circumstances and
environmental concerns which may not
apply elsewhere
These differences are reflected in different
approaches to eco-labelling from one
country to another
ECO Labelling Approaches &
Objectives
European Union
examines five stages of a product in its LCA:
pre-production, production, packaging and distribution,
use, disposal
At each stage, a number of environmental effects are
considered, including: waste; noise; air contamination;
water contamination; ecosystem effects; energy
consumption; natural resource consumption; and soil
pollution
Apart from the impact of noise, most other criteria draw
heavily on chemistry and the expertise of chemists in
these fields.
The EU eco-label has been in operation since 1992 and
aims to provide a single, authoritative and widely
recognised guide to consumers on products which are
less harmful to the environment than their alternatives.
ECO Labelling Approaches &
Objectives
United States
Established in 1989, Green Seal is an independent,
non-profit organisation aimed at achieving a healthier
and cleaner environment
By providing an authoritative environmental label to
assist consumer choice, Green Seal aims to reduce air
and water pollution, the amount of energy wasted and
natural resources used, and to slow down ozone
depletion
Delivers sound, actionable advice to manufacturers,
purchasers, and individuals who want to make a
positive impact on the environment and quality of life
Helps government agencies and other institutions
meet their goals and fulfil green procurement policies
ECO Labeling
In 2007 the European Commission
has adopted a decision to extend the
validity of the existing ecological
criteria for six product groups under
the Community Eco-label Award
Scheme.
tissue paper, televisions, textile products,
refrigerators, detergents for dishwashers
and washing machines.
Labelling
Write a definition for Eco labelling
Eco Labels: are labels used by manufacturers of products
claiming to be environmentally acceptable, specifying to
the consumer the exact nature of their ecological
soundness, eg contains no animal products'.
Labelling
Write a definition of Energy labelling
Energy Efficiency Labels: are informative labels affixed
to manufactured products that indicate a products energy
performance and provide consumers with the information
necessary to make an informed purchase-decision.
Eco Labelling & Energy
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Eco Labels
Timberland Shoes
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Energy Labels 5
3. Washing Machine
EU
4. Refrigerator AUS
Energy Labelling
By law, the European Community Energy Label
must be displayed on all new household
products of the following types displayed for
sale, hire or hire-purchase:
Refrigerators, freezers and fridgefreezer combinations
Washing machines
Electric tumble dryers
Combined washer-dryers
Dishwashers
Lamps
Electric ovens
Air conditioners
Mail Order catalogues, Internet advertisements
and manufacturers literature must contain
similar information. You should expect to be
provided with this information wherever you buy
or hire these products.

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