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Absorbent hygiene products

The EU Ecolabel project followed the methodology reported in the Annex I of the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and the council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel.


1: Preliminary report including:

  • Product definition and classification
  • Economic and market analysis
  • Technical and environmental analysis

2: Technical report including criteria proposal and supporting rationale. Several intermediate versions were produced during the process.

Project timeline

This project was relaunched in February 2021.

The vote for the revised criteria is expected for Q1 2023.


The First Ad-Hoc Working Group (AHWG) meeting on the revision of the EU Ecolabel criteria for AHP took place in an online format on Thursday 14th October 2021, from 9:00 to 18:00. Documents related to this meeting can be found here.

The Second Ad-Hoc Working Group Meeting on the revision of the EU Ecolabel criteria for AHP is scheduled in an online format for:

  • June 7th 2022, from 9:00 to 17:00, dedicated to Absorbent Hygiene Products;
  • June 8th 2022, from 9:00 to 13:00, dedicated to Reusable Menstrual Cups.

If you would like to take part to the meeting(s), please contact:

Stakeholder consultation

The second consultation is open to registered stakeholders. Working documents are available on the BATIS platform.

If you would like to be involved in the revision process of the EU Ecolabel criteria for Absorbent Hygiene Products and Reusable Menstrual Cups, you can do so by registering as a stakeholder.