03.21.2019
The Mission of Eco-labels
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2002. 10. 14.



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About Eco-labels in General

The environmentally friendly product labels or eco-labels are small symbols on products or services which indicate the positive environmental characteristics of these products and services. These eco-labels are awarded as a result of an assessment procedure by national or regional eco-labeling bodies, provided that the given product or service fulfils the strict requirements of the relevant product group.

Eco-labelling makes a positive statement by identifying products and services as less harmful to the environment, than similar products or services used for the same function. Eco-labelling is fundamentally different from the setting of minimum product standards or requirements with the key difference being that eco-labelling is intended to reward environmental leadership.

The following pages provide general information on eco-labels as well as a detailed description of the Hungarian, European and other regional and national eco-labeling systems.

 


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News and Information

Zrínyi Printing House has aworded the EU Ecolabel in the printed paper category as the first company in Hungary

The Earth Day program

Great results in eco-labelling in Hungary in 2009!

Eco-Label Links

the official EU Eco-label homepage

GEN, Global Ecolabelling Network homepage

energy label, Australia

TCO Environmental Labelling Scheme

Energy Star (USA) homepage

Label online database

Eco-label, Austria

NF Environnement (AFNOR) eco-label, France

Bio-products label homepage, Sweden

Nordic Swan eco-label, Sweden

The German Blue Angel eco-label homepage

Downloadable materials

Handbook on Green Public Procurement

The Green Paper on IPP

IPP press report

Argon NEtON