The number of EU Ecolabel products and licences keeps growing - figures of September 2022
Since March 2022, the overall number of licences continued to increase (+31)* and the vast majority of EU Ecolabel product groups have witnessed an increase in both the number of awarded licences and products. This shows a growing interest in green products from businesses, citizens and retailers.
* One licence is an EU Ecolabel contract including one or several awarded products in a same product group
38 new licences (+22%) have been awarded for Tourist accommodation, the leading product group for awarded licences with a total of 499! Also, Printed paper, stationery paper and paper carrier bag products, Indoor cleaning services, and Hard surface cleaning products recorded high increments. Notably, the new product group Cosmetic products, has witnessed the attribution of the first 6 licences!
Zoom on September 2022 statistical reporting period
Licences and products per country
As of September 2022, most licences are awarded in Italy (16%), Germany (16%), Spain (15%) and France (15%). Similarly, the majority of products are awarded in Spain (21%), Italy (14%), Germany (12%) and France (11%).
Licences and products per product group
Out of the 2 270 licences in September 2022, the majority of them belong to the following product groups: Tourist accommodation services (22%), Hard surface cleaning products (15%) and Tissue paper and tissue products (9%).
The most popular product groups in terms of number of products are: Indoor and outdoor paints and varnishes (41%), Tissue paper and tissue products (17%), Textiles (9%) and Hard surface cleaning products (7%).
The vast majority of EU Ecolabel product groups have witnessed an increase in both the number of licences and products.
From 2020 onwards, the former product group “Televisions” is replaced by “Electronic Displays” (Decision (EU) 2020/1804)
From 2021 onwards, the former product group ”Rinse-off cosmetics” is replaced by “Cosmetic products” (Decision (EU) 2021/1870)
From 2022 onwards, the former product group “Growing media, soil improvers and mulch” is replaced by “Growing media and soil improvers” (Decision (EU) 2022/1244)
Before 2020 this graph combines the evolution of the two separate product groups “Converted Paper”, “Newsprint paper” and “Printed Paper” which in 2020 were merged under “Printed paper, stationery paper and paper carrier bag products” (Decision (EU) 2020/1803)