Nordic Swan is known in the Nordic countries……
Launched in 1992, the EU Ecolabel scheme promotes the production and consumption of products that have a reduced environmental impact in comparison to existing products on the market. Because the scheme works on a European level, it goes beyond the pre-existing national ecolabels that are often only known within national borders.
Although one of the oldest labels in the market established end of 70s, Blue Angel is known in Germany……
Environmental Product Declaration-EPD
EPDs are labels that disclose the life cycle environmental performance of products using pre-determined parameters. They are not 'green' certificates or claims of environmental superiority (unlike Type I labels). The quality of the information is verified by a third party.
Product Environmental Footprint-PEF
Developed by EU Commission DG Environment, PEF has been tested with variety of stakeholders for product environmental performance. The aim is to improve comparability among similar products that have the same function defined by predefined rules (PEFPCR). PEFs can be seen as somewhere between Type I label and Type III label. For Type III labels, PEFs would bring comparability to EPDs so that the market could compare the products on environmental performance while giving also the opportunity to many sectors to assess environmental impacts of their products. For Type I labels, PEFs would bring almost any sector to environmental disclosures…
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