Wouldn’t you love to have more help identifying eco-friendly products?
Well, that’s what eco-labels are for. Eco-labels are designed to help us identify an eco-friendly product more easily in the marketplace.
Eco-labels can be seen on various products in almost any industry. They are often mixed-up with environmental labels, and with over 400 of them on the market, it’s no surprise that customers can get confused.
Here, we will try to shed some light on the difference between eco and environmental labels, and to present some of the most popular and commonly seen eco-labels.
Eco-labels are Not Equivalent to Environmental Labels
Eco-labels identify the overall #environmental performance of a product based on life-cycle considerations while single issue environmental labels are focused specifically on one negative environmental impact.Click To Tweet
First of all, eco labels are not equivalent to environmental labels, they are a specific subgroup of environmental labels. You might wonder — what makes them specific? Eco-labels are voluntary and granted by an independent, third party organization. They identify the overall environmental performance of a product based on life-cycle considerations. This makes them different from single issue environmental labels which are focused specifically on one negative environmental impact, rather than on the product’s overall life-cycle.
Eco-labels can now be found all around the world, including developing countries, and countries in transition. If a country doesn’t have an eco-labelling scheme, a company can apply for an eco-label from another country whose ecolabeling scheme is internationally recognized
Why are Eco-labels Important?
Buying a product with an #eco-label does not only mean making a #greener choice and reducing your impact on the #environment, it also means buying a product which is safe for use.Click To Tweet
An eco-label is granted to products which achieve higher standards of environmental protection within a specific product category. They are important for companies, because they provide recognition to the brand, but they are useful for customers, as well.
Eco-labels help customers identify an eco-friendly product more easily in the marketplace. Buying a product with an eco-label does not only mean making a greener choice and reducing your impact on the environment, it also means buying a product which is safe for use.
Considering the number of eco-labels on the market, the question is how to differentiate one from another? Check out a few of the eco-labels from across the globe, below:
Now, explore CustomLabel’s interactive infographic and find out more about the most common eco-labels, their meaning, and the products they apply to.
Infographic courtesy of CustomLabels
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