Labelling for bio-based products is currently widely debated – but how can it be implemented to meet the needs of consumers and producers and to increase market uptake of bio-based products?
We invite you to take part in our one-day workshop that will discuss the requirements that a label would need to fulfil in order to adequately represent bio-based products. More specifically it will look into the possibilities to broaden the EU Ecolabel (Flower) to include bio-based products.
We invite stakeholders from companies producing bio-based materials as well as labelling and certification bodies to exchange ideas and requirements to answer the following questions:
- Do we need a European Ecolabel for bio-based products?
- What criteria should be covered by an Ecolabel for bio-based products?
- What are factors that would make a bio-based label desirable for industry as well as end consumers?
- Could the EU Ecolabel (Flower) be expanded to cover bio-based products?
- What would be the barriers and the opportunities for including bio-based criteria in the EU Ecolabel?
This workshop is part of the Open-Bio project, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
Time: 10:30 – 17:00
Venue: Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen (KoWi), Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Participation is free of charge, and the maximum contingent is 40 persons.
Registration and information at www.bio-based.eu/open-bio-workshop
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!
Looking forward to fruitful discussions,
Lara Dammer – for the Open-Bio Labelling team