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The sustainable place to be

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Word of the EU Commissioner

From raw material extraction, to production, distribution and disposal, everything we produce and consume has an impact on the planet. The EU Ecolabel shows it’s possible to lower it. It features products and services that meet high environmental standards throughout their life-cycle. The EU Ecolabel helps our economy become circular, tackle waste reduction and fight pollution.

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries European Commission

Highlights

450-800
litres of water per day is the average tourist consumption.
Holiday resorts need to commit to strict water management procedures if they want to reduce their environmental impact.
41.5%
of plastic packaging waste in the EU was recycled in 2018
450 years is what it takes for the ocean to break down plastic. Seaside holidays can only be sustainable if we curb down plastic litter that harms marine life & pollutes our oceans and rivers.
over 60%
of chemicals on the EU market are hazardous to human health and/or the environment
Choose Tourist Accommodations that reduce the use of chemicals and pesticides through the purchase of EU Ecolabel-certified products.

What’s In It For Me?

Consumer corner

Holidaymakers don't need to choose between travelling and caring for the environment thanks to the more than 500 EU Ecolabel-certified accommodations available.

Tourism professionals’ corner

EU Ecolabel accommodation guarantee maximum environmental integrity. Many hotels and campsites across the EU have trusted it for their sustainable recovery.