Created in 1992, the European Ecolabel (EE) is the only European official eco-label that can be used in all European Union member countries, which expresses the environmental quality of consumer products and services into both “Business to Business” and “Business to Consumer” (excluding pharmaceuticals and food products).

These services and products have to meet specific, identified criteria depending on the product groups, which reduce overall environmental impact.

The EU Ecolabel is voluntary, based on multiple criteria, where a third party awards the use of the label to indicate overall environmental preferability within a particular product category based on life cycle assessment.

The European Commission now proposes to participate in an online consultation, which forms part of a broader reflection on the future of the EU Ecolabel. It is aimed at identifying opportunities to increase the EU Ecolabel uptake, focusing on the most promising product/service groups.

Questionnaires target consumers, EU Ecolabel license holders, retailers, industry representatives and others, and will be online until 3rd March 2019. French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish versions of the questionnaire will be available soon!

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Sustainability by design


What makes a technology truly clean? Specialists at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) argue that a holistic perspective, spanning from technology development and production to use and end-of-life treatment, is needed.
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Luxembourg hosts 2021 Cleantech Forum Europe


Luxembourg is the hosting partner of 2021 Cleantech Forum Europe, a major international event in the field of clean technologies. The virtual conference, which takes place on 12-14 January 2021, is an excellent opportunity to showcase Luxembourg’s commitment to sustainability and cleantech to national and international companies.
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Building a sustainable economy


Internationally renowned for its strong economic performance, Luxembourg has a determinedly green outlook towards the future. Crossroads Magazine spoke to Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot about his vision for combining successful economic development with long-term sustainability.
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A standard for circular products


Clean technologies and the circular economy are central themes in Luxembourg’s strategy for data-driven innovation. The country is at the forefront of developing data-related standards that will drive the clean technologies of the future.
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Luxembourg and Korea to establish Smart Green Business Centre


On 8 December 2020, South Korean Minister of SMEs and Start-ups Young-sun Park and Luxembourg Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the establishment of a Smart Green Business Centre in Luxembourg. The aim is to facilitate green and digital collaborative projects between SMEs and start-ups in the two countries.
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