Sustainable development : Ecolabel as an efficient instrument for the development of environmentally compatible products
The article describes the Council Regulation 880/92 concerning the European Community label for ecological quality, Ecolabel. This label is part of the strategy adopted by the EU for attaining sustainable development. The fundamental aspects of the Regulation are reviewed with special attention to the procedure for the adoption of Ecolabel for different products and to its final award to commercial products. Defects and qualities of already adopted Ecolabels are analysed and possible improvements are discussed. Finally the role of the chemist in the study of Environmental Impact Assessment and Life Cycle Analysis, in the characterization of product groups and in producing industrial goods which satisfy Ecolabel requirements is described.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: La voce del Chimico (1996)
Record Number: 199610569 / Last updated on: 1996-05-27
Original language: it
Available languages: it