euro­pean Com­mis­sion an­nounces new Cri­te­ria for eco­la­bel

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The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion (EU) has re­cently is­sued a no­tice in its of­fi­cial jour­nal estab­lish­ing the ecological cri­te­ria for the award of the EU Eco­la­bel to tex­tile prod­ucts by amend­ing cer­tain clauses. The no­tice mod­i­fies the def­i­ni­tion of tex­tile prod­ucts to in­clude in­ter­me­di­ate prod­ucts that can now ben­e­fit from the en­vi­ron­ment-friendly la­bel.

The va­lid­ity of the Eco­la­bel re­quire­ments for tex­tile prod­ucts has been ex­tended to 78 months. The cri­te­ria were due to ex­pire in June 2018.

Un­der the EU Eco­la­bel vol­un­tary scheme, com­pa­nies can la­bel their prod­ucts as hav­ing a lower en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact than other prod­ucts within the same group. In the tex­tile sec­tor, the Eco­la­bel can be awarded to all sorts of prod­ucts made of tex­tiles, in­clud­ing cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories, in­te­rior tex­tiles, fi­bres, yarn and fab­ric.

Un­der the amended def­i­ni­tion, tex­tile prod­ucts in­clude the fol­low­ing three cat­e­gories: Tex­tile fi­bres, yarn, fab­ric and knit­ted pan­els; non-fi­bre el­e­ments and clean­ing prod­ucts like wo­ven or non-wo­ven prod­ucts made from tex­tile fi­bres and in­tended for the wet or dry clean­ing of sur­faces and the dry­ing of kitchen­ware.

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