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Product Environmental Information and Product Policies

How Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Changes the Situation?

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Reliable information is needed to drive the market towards ecologically sound products. Product Environmental Footprint has many properties that are new to the Life Cycle Assessment tradition, increasing the consistency, accuracy and comparability of the results. It is important to start the organization of the PEF scheme, and invest in efforts to rapidly increase the number of product and service groups and actual product-specific PEF reports involved in the PEF scheme. Possibilities for common information basis and coordination between environmental information sources for the various product policy instruments and the PEF should be explored. Cooperation between type 1 eco-labels like the Nordic Swan and the forthcoming PEF scheme(s) is important.

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Three analyses about eco-design tools and the relations between the PEF/OEF and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel

This chapter shortly describes the main results and conclusions of three reports produced in the SCEPEF project. One report examined how ecodesign and green innovations are implemented in textile and IT companies that manufacture and/or design products in the Nordic countries. The two other reports analyse differences and synergies between environmental footprint and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, the first one looking at products and the second one looking at organisations like grocery stores.

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