New EU product ecolabel criteria take effect

Two new and four revised sets of environmental criteria under the EU's product ecolabelling scheme have entered force on publication in the bloc's official journal. The new labels are for campsites (EED 23/09/04) and lubricants (EED 10/12/04). Revised criteria for cleaning products adds window cleaners to the products already eligible for the ecolabel. Hand dishwashing detergents performance testing requirements have been tightened up. Personal and portable computers now have to use less energy when in "sleep" mode. See details for campsites, lubricants, hand dishwashing detergents, personal computers, portable computers, and cleaners.

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