NEW EU Ecolabel criteria for paper - PCBC S.A.

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Created: 17/01/2019

On 17 January 2019, Commission Decision (EU) 2019/70 of 11 January 2019 establishing the EU Ecolabel criteria for graphic paper and the EU Ecolabel criteria for tissue paper and tissue products, the long-awaited by the paper industry, was published.

The new criteria shall be valid until 31 December 2024.

In accordance with Article 8 of the Decision, applications for the EU Ecolabel for products falling within the product group “graphic paper” or “tissue paper and tissue products” submitted before the end of two months from the notification of the Decision may be based either on the criteria set out in this Decision or on the criteria set out in Decision 2011/333/EU, Decision 2009/568/EC or in accordance with criteria set out in the new Decision.

Where the EU Ecolabel is awarded on the basis of an application evaluated in accordance with the criteria set out in Decision 2011/333/EU and Decision 2009/568/EC, the EU Ecolabel may be used on products only until 31 December 2019.

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