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Thursday, 29 October 2009

EU eco-label

The 2970th Council meeting on General Affairs and External Relations held in Luxembourg on 26 October 2009 adopted a regulation revising the EU's eco-label scheme, replacing regulation 1980/2000/EC. The EU eco-label is designed to help consumers choose "green" products and services and can be awarded to the 10-20% most ecological products in each category. The revised eco-label regulation covers more items so as to increase its visibility. Only medical and veterinary products are excluded, while a Commission study will examine whether food and feed could be included in the future. Fees and administrative procedures have been reduced for SMEs in order to facilitate their participation in the scheme.

Source: European Council