On their blog, the sustainability experts of UK-based analyst Verdantix are asking some challenging questions on the future of eco-labelling.
The article refers to the interesting French experiment on eco-labelling (“affichage environnemental”) which will introduce a mandatory multi-criteria system for product evaluation by 2012. Here is some more information on this French system which could indeed become a “test-bed” for future EU regulation:
- French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development: Expérimentation de l’affichage environnemental
- French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development: Display of the environmental characteristics of products