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 EU Ecolabel for soil improvers and growing media  

Project plan

This project will be based mainly on the requirements addressed in the Annex I of the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament. The Revision of the Ecolabel criteria of the current two product groups namely: "Growing media" and "Soils Improvers" is initially planned to elaborate in a common background study addressing the product group of "Growing media and Soil Improvers". However, the final decision if the current two product groups shall be addressed together in one will be made in a later phase from the EUEB Ecolabel Board together with DR ENV and the respective ad-hoc technical working group.

The following issues will be addressed:

1: Product definition and categorization of the product group

2: Economic and market analysis

3: Technical analysis

4: Improvement potential

5: Elaboration of draft criteria and technical background reports

The duration of this project is 18 months.

Registered stakeholders will be informed about the publication of draft reports, the availability of questionnaires or upcoming meetings by email.

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