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greener hotels and wooden floors with the eu ecolabel

The European Commission has adopted a revised set of EU Ecolabel criteria for the service group "Tourism Accommodation" and product group "Wood-, Cork- and Bamboo-based Floor Coverings"

Thanks to the Ecolabel, EU consumers who want to travel sustainably can make an informed decision about their accommodation. For the tourist accomodation group, in fact, the criteria to obtain the Ecolabel address, among others, the problem of energy, water consumption and food waste.
Interested consumers can refer to this catalogue to discover the EU Ecolabel hotels and other infrastructures.

What does the service group ‘tourist accommodation’ comprise?

  • food services;
  • leisure or fitness facilities;
  • green areas;
  • premises for singular events such as business conferences, meetings or training events;
  • sanitary facilities, washing and cooking facilities or information facilities available to campsite tourists, travellers and lodgers for collective use.

And the group ‘wood-, cork- and bamboo-based floor coverings’?
This product group comprises indoor floor coverings, including wood floorings, laminate floorings, cork floor coverings and bamboo floorings which are made, for more than 80 % by weight of the final product, from wood, wood-based, cork, cork-based, bamboo and bamboo-based materials or fibres, not containing synthetic fibres in any of the composing layers.

About the EU Ecolabel:
The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary ecolabelling scheme established in 1992 and a component of the European Commission’s action plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy. It encourages manufactures to produce goods and services that are more environmental friendly. Any good or service that has been awarded the EU Ecolabel meets a set of high environmental and performance standards. Today, nearly 39,000 products and services bearing the EU Ecolabel are available on the market. The adoption of these new EU Ecolabel criteria contributes to the continued efforts of providing companies and consumers with a credible ecolabel to promote sustainable consumption and production, enhancing circular economy within Europe.
If you want to know more about the EU Ecolabel, visit the EU Ecolabel website or contact the EU Ecolabel Helpdesk: ecolabel@bio.deloitte.fr
 

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