An initiative of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), World Ecolabel Day allows the role of ecolabels to be recognised and celebrated, and offers promotion of the products and services with ecolabels which help to protect consumers and the planet. In 2020, World Ecolabel Day will be 8th October. 25th October 2018 was the first #WorldEcolabelDay.

https://globalecolabelling.net/world-ecolabel-day/

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising

Shared by

Naomi Scott-Mearns

Sustainable Consumption Manager

CI-SCP

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Objectives

World Ecolabel Day allows the role of ecolabels to be recognised and celebrated and offers promotion of the products and services with ecolabels which help to protect consumers and the planet.

Ecolabels have great value – a type 1 ecolabel provides independent third-party verification behind an environmental sustainability claim, ensuring that the products are not damaging to the environment.

Type 1 ecolabels consider the whole life cycle of a product: from its inception, manufacture, distribution, use and disposal.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • World Eco Label Day Celebration in Sri Lanka by National Cleaner Production Cenetr
  • External promotion of World Ecolabel Day
  • Various outreach and communication activities to promote the first World Ecolabel Day on 25th October 2018

Impact and Results

The day is designed to promote ecolabels and educate consumers about the value of them, and what products with ecolabels are available in their local area. More than 50 countries around the world celebrate World Ecolabel Day in October. It’s a day to focus on ecolabel products and services that are proven to be environmentally preferable and performance tested, so you are ensured the best products for your health and the health of the planet.

Consumers, companies, and communities worldwide will celebrate this event by discovering the ecolabels available in their own countries, buying and using third-party certified products and services, and sharing the good news with family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

Next steps and how to get involved

Email the GEN Secretariat gensecretariat@gmail.com a description of your activities and pictures to be displayed on the GEN website.