European Commission expands Ecolabel criteria to computers, furniture and footwear

On August 17, the European Commission adopted a new set of ecological criteria for computers, furniture and footwear under the EU Ecolabel scheme, a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence.

This instrument is part of European Union efforts towards a circular economy, supporting both sustainable production and consumption.

Manufacturers who wish to apply for it will now have to comply with stricter requirements that focus on the environmental performance of the product, but also cover product safety and social aspects (such as, for instance, labour conditions).

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