13 chapters

Program Objectives

  • To  create an understanding of the background to eco-labels
  • To understand how eco-labels can promote positive environmental aspects of products
  • To understand how claims need to be accurate and credible
  • To understand the variety of scheme available from the European scheme to private schemes
  • To understand the limitations of the labelling schemes

What You Will Learn

Many retailers and distributors want to be able to market their products with an appropriate environmental claim. Eco-labels can be used to promote the positive environmental aspects of a product but any schemes used or claims made need to be accurate and based on rigorous science to ensure credibility. The European Ecolabel is the most developed scheme but other schemes and claims are often used but there are limitations to the application of such schemes.


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