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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Developing technology for industry


Supporting businesses with their R&D projects and helping them speed up prototyping and market introduction is central for the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). LIST’s Sustainable Biotech Innovation Centre cooperates with companies on their development of bio-based products and bioprocesses.
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Sustainable industry: making a difference


The 2022 edition of Smart Manufacturing Week is in full swing with sustainable manufacturing as its main focus. The first day of the event challenged companies in all sectors of activity to determine the areas in which they can make a difference and launch concrete actions, for their own benefit as well as for that of the world.
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$21 million for carbon negative construction


LEKO LAB's $21-million Series A funding is one of the most substantial capital raises in the sustainable building sector in Europe. CEO Remo Gerber speaks about how the company will impact the construction sector in the years to come.
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“Making supercomputing accessible to all companies”


Luxembourg’s supercomputer MeluXina is among the 40 most powerful systems in the world. It is also unique in its strong focus on value to businesses. We spoke to Senior Solution Engineer Luis Vela at LuxProvide about solutions and services available for clients that want to harness the full power of data.
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New University Chair in energy process engineering appointed


Professor Bradley Ladewig has been appointed holder of the Paul Wurth Chair in Energy Process Engineering at the University of Luxembourg. The Chair focuses on advanced materials and systems for hydrogen technologies. The chairholder’s mandate is for five years.
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