January 30, 2008
The Swan is the official Nordic ecolabel, and it “demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice”. In 1989, the Nordic Council of Ministers decided to introduce a common, impartial, official environmental label for the Nordic region.
So, five for the price of one – very economic! The (green) Swan is a variation on the (blue Swan) logo of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The activities within Nordic Ecolabelling are coordinated by the Nordic Ecolabelling Board.
January 23, 2008
The Brazilian environmental quality certification scheme, Certificado do Rótulo Ecológico ABNT – Qualidade Ambiental, took wing in 1993 as a joint programme by the Brazilian Association for Technical Standards (Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas – ABNT) and the Brazilian Government. This scheme uses a life-cycle analysis.
January 8, 2008
The Korean Eco-label has been run by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Korea Eco-Products Institute (KOECO) since 1992, “certifying Eco Labels to qualifying eco-products for excellent quality and performance, as well as general environment-friendliness during the entire production process”.
December 19, 2007
Green Seal is an independent non-profit organisation in the US. Founded in 1989, it completed its first product certifications in 1992. It covers both products and product and service providers.
Green Seal makes a very clear statement of its scientific background and its leading involvement with international eco-labelling developments.
December 12, 2007
The Ecomark Scheme of India was launched in 1991 by the Government of India.
Of all the environmental labelling scheme logos I’ve seen yet – and there are plenty more to come – this clay pot is one of the simplest, certainly easier than most to remember or draw by hand.