EcoEmails

This originated with me sending regular emails to my close friends and family on environmental issues and changes which could ‘green’ their lifestyle. The group has unintentionally grown quickly as friends of friends ask to join. The EcoEmails don’t always give people an easy solution to a problem but try to make them aware that every decision they make has environmental and sustainability consequences. If you would like to join pls email me at muffinkimber@gmail.com

Symbols May 21, 2007

Filed under: Food,Shopping,Waste — ecoemails @ 12:29 pm
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There are a number of symbols that are used by suppliers to certify that products meet certain environmental standards. Below are just a few of the common symbols…
ecolabel
The European Ecolabel symbol signifies that the product has met rigorous environmental criteria. The symbol does not specifically indicate that the product is made from recycled materials.
mobus-loopThis Mobius Loop means that the product is recyclable. Without a qualifying statement, the symbol means that the entire product is recyclable and that more than one-third of the population in the area where it is distributed has convenient access to collection and drop-off facilities.

mob2This Mobius Loop means that the product is made from recycled material. Without a qualifying statement, the symbol will be interpreted to mean that the product is made from 100 percent post-consumer waste. The symbol may also appear with the percentage of recycled content.

fsc The FSC logo shown is the trademark of the Forest Stewardship Council. It is a label that can be found on timber and wood products, indicating that it comes from a well-managed forest. It shows that the forest has been evaluated, and complies with environmental, social and economic standards.

the-nordic-environmental-label The Nordic Environmental Label, or the “Swan label”, is an independent label which guarantees a certain environmental standard. Products need to satisfy strict environmental requirements in order to display the logo.

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