The objective of the EU Ecolabel, as the official European ecolabel, is to reduce the overall environmental impact from production and consumption of goods. The EU Ecolabel looks at the entire journey of the product and the environmental issues that arise along the way – for the benefit of people, the environment and the earth’s resources. This means that the entire life cycle of the product, from raw material to production, use, disposal and recycling,
is included in the assessment when drawing up the requirements for an
EU Ecolabel-certified furniture must meet a long list of strict requirements. Among other things, these requirements secure:
- Minimum content of environmentally harmful
substances – to spare nature and
- Minimum content of hazardous substances – e.g.
so that the furniture does not release any harmful
- Reduced emission of the allergenic substance
formaldehyde from wooden boards – the
requirements are stricter than the ones of the
law and protect the people who manufacture the
furniture as well as those who use them.
- A product warranty of 5 years – the environmental
impact is biggest during the production phase,
and long durability, therefore, helps to limit
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