Environmental labelling, information and management schemes are central to the circular economy

Eco-innovation, as well as environmental labels, information and management schemes are essential to get Europe on the path to a circular economy. This was the primary conclusion of the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation held in Barcelona, on 20-21 May. Over 300 stakeholders from across Europe came together to make recommendations on what the European […]

EU rewards organisations that make eco-innovation pay

The European Commission has awarded six organisations using the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) for exceptional performance on eco-innovation. The 10th EMAS Awards ceremony was held in Barcelona last night. EMAS is a voluntary EU programme that businesses use to improve their environmental – and financial – performance. The awards recognize EMAS-registered companies that […]

18th European Forum on Eco-innovation live from Barcelona: What’s next for eco-labelling?

Guest article written by Clare Taylor Demand for green products is growing fast, accompanied by explosive growth in the number of environmental labels and schemes. Should oversight come from government, business or NGOs? More than 95 per cent of Europeans say that protecting the environment is important, and a recent global survey found that only […]