Special Report: EU wants carbon labels to do what they say on the tin

Consumer and environmental groups have criticised current carbon labelling practices for being misleading, confusing

A European Commission review of carbon dioxide labelling methodologies for commercial products, due later this year, is likely to propose a grading system similar to the EU energy consumption labels for products, goods and services, EurActiv has learned.

“This approach could simplify the way in which the information is delivered, without requiring a simplistic approach,” said Joe Hennon, spokesman for Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik.

“The new Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) standard will only focus on the three most relevant categories and will probably use a grading system,” he told EurActiv.

… Full text: www.euractiv.com/specialreport-prods-green-planet/eu-wants-carbon-labels-tin-news-513629

Tags: carbon footprint, energy labelling, sustainable consumption


EurActiv.com, 2012-07-09.


Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V. (DUH)
European Commission
European consumer watchdog
UK Carbon Trust


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