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The criteria development process for this product group is finalised.

This is the project website for a study which prepares the ground for the revision of the current EU Ecolabel criteria for "Bed Mattresses". This study is being carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) in cooperation with Oakdene Hollins Research & Consulting (UK). The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

The EU Ecolabel for Bed Mattresses promotes the production and consumption of products with a reduced environmental impact through the life cycle and it awards the best performing products in the market.

The EU Ecolabel criteria will be based on all the requirements addressed in EU Ecolabel Regulation 66/2010. The criteria will be defined on the basis of the environmental information derived from Life Cycle Assesment and product oriented environmental performance assessment studies. Different environmental, safety, technological and functional aspects will be considered. Moreover, during the EU Ecolabel criteria development continuous wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders of manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations and NGOs ensuring European wide applicability.

The study will require active participation from stakeholders who are willing to contribute. If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, you can do so through the website, by registering as a stakeholder. The registered stakeholders will be regularly informed about the progress of the study, have access to preliminary results and draft documents and can respond to questionnaires and/or participate at stakeholder meetings.

Please use the feedback form to send us your comments. If you would like to contact us directly, we refer to the contact details of the project team.

 

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