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The eco-label aims to promote products with a reduced environmental impact compared with other products in the same product group.
Regulation (EC) No 1980/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 July 2000 on a revised Community eco-label award scheme.
The Community Eco-label award scheme is designed to:
The following are excluded from the Regulation’s scope:
The eco-label may be awarded to products available in the Community which meet certain environmental requirements and specific label criteria.
The environmental requirements are defined with reference to the assessment matrix given in Annex I to the Regulation and are subject to the methodological requirements set out in Annex II. The label may be awarded to products which contribute significantly to improvements in relation to key environmental aspects (or interaction with the environment, in particular energy use and the use of natural resources during the life cycle of the product).
Awarding the label
Eco-label criteria must be established by product group and be based on:
The criteria are set, assessed and reviewed by the European Union Eco-Labelling Board (EUEB). They are published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
The products must fulfill the following conditions:
Applying for the award of a European eco-label:
Applications for the award of an eco-label are subject to payment of a fee. The use of the label is also subject to the payment of an annual fee by the user.
Any product to which the eco-label is awarded is recognisable by the ‘daisy’ logo, as described in Annex III to the Regulation.
The Commission and the Member States must promote the use of the eco-label by means of awareness-raising actions and information campaigns. They must ensure coordination between the Community scheme and existing national schemes.
This Regulation repeals Council Regulation (EEC) No 880/92 in order to improve the functioning of the Community Eco-label scheme.
Entry into force - Date of expiry
Deadline for transposition in the Member States
Regulation (EC) No. 1980/2000
OJ L 237 of 21.09.2000
Commission Decision 2000/728/EC of 10 November 2000 establishing the application and annual fees of the Community Eco-label [Official Journal L 293 of 22.11.2000]. This Decision sets minimum and maximum fees, and the reductions granted in certain cases.
Commission Decision 2000/730/EC of 10 November 2000 establishing the European Union Eco-labelling Board and its rules of procedure [Official Journal L 293 of 22.11.2000].
Commission Decision 2000/731/EC of 10 November 2000 establishing the rules of procedure of the Consultation Forum of the revised Community Eco-label Scheme [Official Journal L 293 of 22.11.2000].
Decisions awarding the Eco-label
Commissoin Decision 2009/607/EC (Hard coverings).
Commission Decision 2009/598/EC (Bed mattresses).
Commission Decision 2009/578/EC (Tourist accommodation service).
Commission Decision 2009/568/EC (Tissue paper, kitchen paper and other absorbant products for domestic use).
Commission Decision 2009/567/EC (Textile products).
Commission Decision 2009/564/EC (Campsite service).
Commission Decision 2009/563/EC (Footwear).
Commission Decision 2009/544/EC (Indoor paints and varnishes).
Commission Decision 2009/543/EC (Outdoor paints and varnishes).
Commission Decision 2009/300/EC (Televisions).
Commission Decision 2001/689/EC (Dishwasher).
Prolongation: Decision 2007/457/EC
Decision 2005/342/EC (hand dishwashing detergents)
Prolongation: Decision 2008/889/EC
Decision 2005/344/EC (all-purpose cleaners and cleaners for sanitary facilities)
Prolongation: Decision 2008/889/CE
Decision 2005/360/EC (lubricants)
Prolongation: Decision 2008/889/EC
Decision 2006/799/EC (soil improvers)
Decision 2007/64/EC (growing media)
Decision 2007/506/EC (soaps, shampoos and hair conditioners)
Decision 2007/742/EC (electrically driven, gas driven or gas absorption heat pumps).
Last updated: 02.12.2009