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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One OECD study found that marketing language and competing claims on what makes a product green have caused low market penetration for some eco-labels.
In awarding accreditation, the Eco-label considers issues such air emission of sulphur and green house gases during production, water pollution during production, energy consumption during production, risk to human health, environmental damage from the use of hazardous chemicals and use of recycled fibres of fibres from sustainably-managed forests.
La direction generale Taxud s'apprete donc a lancer une etude sur le theme des eco-labels dont les resultats ne sont pas attendus avant l'automne.
She said: "Thanks to the blue MSC eco-label, the children, parents and teachers can be sure that products were caught in a sustainable manner and do not contribute to over-fishing.
Fish & Kids project manager Laura Stewart said, "Thanks to the blue MSC fish-tick eco-label, the kids, parents and teachers can be sure that their wholemeal salmon slice and fish fingers were caught sustainably and do not contribute to over-fishing.
Keywords information disclosure * voluntary approaches * eco-label * pollution * asymmetric information
As of the end of August MSC's blue eco-label appeared on 10 fish products, including the world's first MSC-labeled surimi--artificial shrimp and crabmeat--in Wal-Mart Supercenters and Neighborbood Markets.
Wal-Mart wants to make sure its seafood departments get credit for supporting sustainable fisheries, so the retail giant is now featuring the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) eco-label on 10 fish products, including the world's first MSC-labeled surimi products, in its Supercenter and Neighborhood Market locations across the United States.
To get this volume, Prolman decided last year to create a new eco-label, similar to that used for organic produce or dolphin-safe tuna, which would certify growers.
LEXAN EXL 9112 and LEXAN EXL 1434 resins from GE Advanced Materials provide various levels of flame retardancy that help address eco-label needs and offer high flow, broad chemical resistance and enhanced weatherability.
The criteria for winning the Eco-Label are strict, as it requires scientific analyses of the impact of a product and its production processes on the environment.