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EU Primes Eco-Labels for the Big Time

Posted 28 April 2008 by Jacob Malthouse to Ecolabel News.

The European Union is developing a proposal for extending its energy label to all manufactured goods. This would be a significant step forward in energy labelling for products.

Interestingly, the EU proposes developing common baselines around the label that would exclude the worst products from access to EU markets. They would also develop harmonized best-in-class standards that would be offered preferred access to public procurement.

Also on the agenda is a proposal for streamlining and simplifying access to the EU Eco-Flower without lowering standards.

Great news on all fronts. Full Background at EurActiv.Com.