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Fight Climate Change and See the labelling standards from Countries around the World.

Here are some examples of common labels found on packaging:


Green Dot

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The Green Dot packaging labelThe Green Dot is a symbol used on packaging in many European countries. It signifies that the producer of the packaging has made a contribution towards the recycling of packaging.

This is not used in the UK to indicate contribution, but it is still a trademark. Anyone who produces packaging with a Green Dot, which is then sold in the UK, must pay a UK licence fee through Valpak Ltd.

The Green Dot does NOT relate to the recycling of ANY of the packaging.


Germany

Blue Angel
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Blue AngelThe Blue Angel is the first and oldest environment-related label for products and services in the world. It was created in 1978 on the initiative of the Federal Minister of the Interior and approved by the Ministers of the Environment of the federal government and the federal states. It considers itself as a market-conform instrument of environmental policy designed to distinguish the positive environmental features of products and services on a voluntary basis.


Canada

Environmental choice
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EcoLogo ProgramEcoLogo is North America′s most widely recognized and respected certification of environmental leadership. By setting standards and certifying products in more than 120 categories, EcoLogo helps you identify, trust, buy, and sell environmentally preferable (′green′) goods and services. On this website, you′ll find more than 7,000 EcoLogo-certified products from hundreds of manufacturers.


Denmark, Sweden & Norway

Nordic Swan
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Nordic SwanThe Swan is the official Nordic Ecolabel, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Swan is the official Nordic Ecolabel, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

This is done by a voluntary license system where the applicant agrees to follow a certain set of criteria outlined by the Nordic Ecolabelling in cooperation with stakeholders. These criteria include environmental, quality and health arguments. These criteria include environmental, quality and health arguments. The criteria levels promote products and services belonging to the most environmentally sound and take into accoutn factors such as free trade and proportionality (cost vs. benefits). The criteria levels promote products and services belonging to the most environmentally sound and take into accoutn factors such as free trade and proportionality (cost vs. Benefits).


Europe

European Ecolabel
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European Ecolabel

The Flower is the symbol of the European Eco-label - your guide to greener products and services.
It is a voluntary scheme designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment and for European consumers - including public and private purchasers - to easily identify them.

You can find the Flower throughout the European Union as well as in Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. The European Eco-label is part of a broader strategy aimed at promoting sustainable consumption and production.


Japan

Eco Mark
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Eco Mark It is the mark that is attached on a product which is available in our daily lives as well as certified as contributing to environmental preservation in terms of less environmental burden. It is also aimed for the consumers to make an environmental - friendly product choice, and also to consider the relation of life and environment.


Korea

Kela
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KelaKorea Eco-labelling Program is an voluntary certification program to choose eco-products from the products for the same purpose and display the designated logo (Eco-Label) and brief description, in order to reduce consumption of energy and resources and to minimize generation of pollution substances in each production step (raw material acquisition -> production -> distribution -> application -> disposition).


New Zealand

Environmental Choice
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Environmental Choice

The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust is a voluntary, multiple specifications based environmental labelling programme, which operates to international standards and principles.

Initiated and endorsed by the New Zealand Government, Environmental Choice recognises the genuine moves made by manufacturers to reduce the environmental impacts of their products and provides a credible and independent guide for consumers who want to purchase products that are better for the environment.


Sweden

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SSNCBefore a product is allowed to display the Good Environmental Choice eco-label it must meet certain requirements. These requirements or criteria, as they are called, are drawn up by various experts. They check the requirements carefully, work out how they might lead to improvements in the environment, and decide whether they will have an impact on the market. After several revisions the proposal is handed over to industry, the retail trade and the authorities to find out what their views are. It is important that everyone takes part and that no one feels victimised. Although the requirements may be stiff, they must not be unreasonable. Otherwise no one would get involved.


Thailand

Thai Green Label
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Thai Green LabelThe Green Label is an environmental certification awarded to specific products that are shown to have minimum detrimental impact on the environment in comparison with other products serving the same function.

The Thai Green Label Scheme applies to products and services, not including foods, drinks, and pharmaceuticals. Products or services which meet the Thai Green Label criteria can carry the Thai Green Label. Participation in the scheme is voluntary.


USA

Green Seal
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Green SealFounded in 1989, Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Our industry knowledge and standards help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users alike make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.