Choosing to consume ecological is easier thanks to the European ecolabel. It shows you which products or services are more environmentally friendly. The aim of the European ecolabel is to decrease the negative effects of production and consumption of various products on the environment, the public health, the climate and natural resources usage. Products with the EU ecolabel are mild for the environment and of high quality.

The EU ecolabel, what is it?

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The EU ecolabel exists for a variaty of product categories and services, cleaning products, from paint to textile, computers and holiday accommodations, ...

Criteria have been established for each of these product categories. These criteria take into account the environmental impact from the manufacturing process to waste disposal. Several stakeholders are involved in the development of the criteria. Furthermore, independent institutes check if the criteria are fulfilled or not. This makes the European ecolabel a reliable label.

Another advantage of the EU ecolabel is the fact that it is recognised in all countries of the European Union and also in Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

You can find out a lot more about the EU ecolabel on the website www.ecolabel.be:

• For which product groups does an EU ecolabel exist
• The license holders in Belgium
• How are the criteria established

You can find the specific criteria per product group on the European website.