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More than 230 companies have applied to take part in the French pilot project on environmental product labelling /Más de 230 empresas solicitan participar en el proyecto francés de etiqueta ambiental 2011-02-03 - No Comments

The 1st February, the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing , Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet announced that  more than 230 producers and retailers  had applied to take part in the test project on environmental product labelling. It’s already a success asserts the Minister.

Candidates  that  applied to take part to the project are big retail groups and producers , from France and abroad,   but also small and  medium enterprises. The products that have been submitted to be part of the project are varied: food (1/3 of candidates), textiles and clothing, but also furniture, cleaning products, printing and edition products.  At the end of February, the Ministry will announce the list of candidates that will take part to the pilot project.


The pilot project, which will start from 1st July 1 2011 for at least one year, aims to improve the quality of the information about environmental aspects of products.
The project will offer environmental product information to the consumers. It will also test different markets, methods and means to deliver information about environmental impacts at all stages of the production and distribution chain.


More information available at:
www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr
 

 

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