Eco-Label


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Eco-Label

A label attached to a consumer good indicating that it is energy efficient, was produced sustainably, or is otherwise environmentally friendly. Different jurisdictions have different rules governing what products may qualify for eco-labels. Some countries and industries have voluntary schemes with standards set by professional bodies, while others use mandatory, government-issued labels.
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"Green Offices" is an innovative eco-label for offices and buildings, based on the activities of the Foundation for Environmental Education, an international NGO focusing on sustainable development around the world.
The Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance came together in 2012 to prove the fish's sustainability credentials and after a two-year assessment, the fishery has been certified with the MSC's blue tick eco-label.
Green business and eco-labels: a model of voluntary overcompliance with asymmetric information.
The "Blue Flag" is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.
The EU eco-label currently covers many products and services.
(27) Earth Island also created and monitored the use of its own dolphin-safe eco-label. (28)
Working closely with Tiavar to achieve these targets is Sealed Air global accounts director for hospitality Mehdi Belarribi, who recalls: "When we started our contract in 2009, eco-label products only amounted to around 12% of our annual worldwide turnover; and in the Middle East and North Africa this number was actually 0%".
More than 2100 establishments in 41 countries, including the Park Inn by Radisson Leuven have now received the Green Key accolade, which is presently the largest eco-label for accommodation globally.
BookDifferent.com users sifting through the website's more than 245,000 hotels can now siphon out all the ones that are not eco-labeled in the same way that one might search for hotels by the facilities they offer.
1978 Year that Germany's Ministry of the Environment creates Blue Angel, the world's first eco-label.
Germany's Ministry of the Environment introduced the world's first eco-label, the Blue Angel, in 1978 to highlight products' environmental and sustainability credentials.
Partly based on raw materials of plant origin (41 percent biosourced carbon from total carbon), Synaqua 4804 also produces very low VOC glossy paint, and can be used in paint carrying the European eco-label.