Extension of the validity of the criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to certain products [EU]

The decision (EU) 2015/345 of 2 March 2015 extends the periods of validity of the criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to certain products until 31 December 2016, except for the product group “footwear”, for which the validity period is extended until 31 December 2015. The products concerned are mainly the wooden floor coverings, detergents for dishwashers, laundry detergents, hand dishwashing detergents and all-purpose cleaners and sanitary cleaners.

Establishment of EU Ecolabel criteria

The Decisions establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria, amended by Decision (EU) 2015/345, are the following:

  • Decision 2009/563/EC  of 9 July 2009 on establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the Community eco-label for footwear
  • Decision 2009/564/EC  of 9 July 2009 establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the Community eco-label for campsite service
  • Decision 2009/578/EC  of 9 July 2009 establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the Community eco-label for tourist accommodation service
  • Decision of 26 November 2009 on establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the Community Ecolabel for wooden floor coverings
  • Decision 2011/263/EU  of 28 April 2011 on establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to detergents for dishwashers
  • Decision 2011/264/EU of 28 April 2011 on establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for laundry detergents
  • Decision 2011/382/EU of 24 June 2011 on establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to hand dishwashing detergents
  • Decision 2011/383/EU of 28 June 2011 on establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to all-purpose cleaners and sanitary cleaners

 

Regulatory reminder : EU Ecolabel currently subject to evaluation

At the occasion of a parliamentary question, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries indicated that Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel is currently subject to an evaluation of its implementation and effectiveness. The results of this evaluation will be presented during 2015.

Sources:

Commission Decision (EU) 2015/345 of 2 March 2015 amending Decisions 2009/563/EC, 2009/564/EC, 2009/578/EC, 2010/18/EC, 2011/263/EU, 2011/264/EU, 2011/382/EU and 2011/383/EU in order to prolong the validity of the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel to certain products, OJEU L 60 of 4 March 2015, p. 39–41