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The European ECO label is a voluntary scheme, established in 1992 to encourage businesses to market products and services that are environmentally friendlier. Products and services awarded the ECO label carry the flower logo, allowing consumers - including public and private purchasers - to identify them easily. Today the EU ECO label covers a wide range of products and services, with further groups being continuously added. Product groups include cleaning products, appliances, paper products, textile and home and garden products, lubricants and services such as tourist accommodation.
All schemes whether national or international, for awarding Eco labels are based broadly upon the principle of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). In other words they require an assessment of the overall environmental effects of the product from cradle to grave.
This ranges from the extraction of the raw materials used, through the manufacturing process, distribution, use and disposal of the product, and includes both the adverse and the beneficial effects on the environment at each of these stages.
Under the EU ECO label scheme the ‘Product Life-Cycle’ is divided into the following stages:
The experts in SUSTCHEM Engineering can assist you in order to certify your product(s) with the ECO label marking by: