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EU Ecolabel for soaps, shampoos and hair conditioners  


Welcome to the 'soaps, shampoos and hair conditioners' website

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This is the project website for a study which prepares the ground for the revision of the current EU Ecolabel criteria for soaps, shampoos and hair conditioners and the development of Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for this product group. This study is being carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Directorate B - Growth and Innovation (JRC) in cooperation with LEITAT. The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.

The EU Ecolabel for soaps, shampoos and hair conditioners promotes the production and consumption of products with a reduced environmental impact through the life cycle and it is awarded to the best performing products in the market. Similarly, GPP will address public authorities seeking to procure environmentally friendly goods and services.

The EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria will be based on all the requirements addressed in EU Ecolabel Regulation 66/2010 and Communication COM(2008) 400 "Public Procurement for a better Environment". 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 and functional aspects will be considered. Moreover, during the EU Ecolabel and GPP criteria development continuous wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders, i.e. 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.

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