The eco-label mark, developed with the support of EU4Environment, has been registered within the State Agency for Intellectual Property. Thus, products and services conforming to the primary environmental criteria will be easier to identify, facilitating the implementation of best practices for the protection of the environment and public health, as well as the recycling of products.
The ecological label is a graphic symbol applied to the product, packaging, in a brochure or other informative document, which accompanies the product/service and which provides the necessary information regarding the criteria for granting the ecological label to products and services on the market.
The ecological label system is voluntary, and will be granted to some groups of products, from major production fields to tourist accommodation services, and aims to:
- promote environmental protection and reduce the impact of products or services on the environment;
- inform and encourage the production of ecologically labeled products and services;
- encourage and apply environmental principles in the design and development of products and services;
- improve the sales and/or image of a product as an “eco-marketing” strategy and a strategy to distinguish them from non-distinctive products.
The development of the normative framework regarding eco-labeling was carried out with the support of A.O. “EcoContact” within the project “European Union for Environment” (EU4Environment Green Economy), financed by the European Union. The Government approved the Regulation on ecological labeling on April 12, 2023 (Government Decision no. 204/2023), at the initiative of the Ministry of Environment, a document that will enter into force in April 2024. For the application of the ecological label, the Ministry of Environment is to develop the normative framework on the eco-label sign and the requirements for the use of the eco-label.