Consultation concerning revised criteria for Supplies for microfiber-based cleaning 083

Nordic Ecolabelling gives you the opportunity to comment on the proposal for criteria Nordic Ecolabelling of Supplies for microfiber-based cleaning, version 3.0.

Your comments are important and will be considered by the national Ecolabelling boards and the Nordic Ecolabelling Board. Please find the proposed criteria for download on our website under the heading” Current consultations”.

We look forward to your comments, which should be sent to Ecolabelling Sweden no later than June 26, 2022 to be taken into consideration.

What has been changed?

  • Requirements for textiles regarding proportion of recycled material, renewable material or manufacturing
  • Stricter and new requirements for chemicals
  • New requirement for energy and water consumption during textile production
  • New requirement for durability of the products
  • New requirement for test of loss of fibre fragments during washing
  • New requirement for annual control of suppliers
  • New requirement for labour rights in textile production (Social and ethical requirements)

We are particularly interested in getting comments on the following points:

  • Requirement O7 Polyamide
  • Requirement O8 Polyester
  • Requirement O11 Cotton
  • Requirement O16 Regenerated cellulose fibre: manufacturing
  • Requirement O27 Best Available Techniques (BAT)
  • Requirement O41 Dimensional changes
  • Requirement O43 Durability of the products
  • Requirement O46 Abrasion (damage to the cleaned surface)
  • Requirement O51 Labour rights in textile production (Social and ethical requirements)
  • Requirement O52 Control and assessment of suppliers

Please find the proposed criteria for download further down on this page.

Documents for download:

Criteria proposal

Background to the proposal

Who can provide input?

All people, companies and institutions who are interested in taking part in the development work of Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for Supplies for microfiber-based cleaning can provide us with their opinions and comments. We would appreciate if you kindly distribute information about this review to whom it may concern.

How can comments be sent in?

Your input is most valuable to our criteria development. We prefer to receive your answers via mail for each contry.

For further questions, please contact our Product Specialist for Sweden:
Svetlana Sopa
E-mail: svetlana.sopa@svanen.se or remiss@svanen.se

For further questions, please contact our Product Specialist for Norway:
Audrun Utskarpen 
E-mail: au@ecolabel.no or post@svanemerket.no

For further questions, please contact our Kriteriechef for Denmark:

Lise Glad
E-mail:  lgl@ecolabel.dk or hoeringssvar@ecolabel.dk

For further questions, please contact our Product Specialist for Finland:

Timo Sundström
E-mail: timo.sundstrom@ecolabel.fi or joutsen@ecolabel.fi

What happens next?

When the consultation period is complete, the answers will be compiled and evaluated. For this reason, a new revised proposal for criteria will be submitted to the Swedish Ecolabelling Board and the other national committees. On this basis, the Nordic Ecolabelling Board will then decide on new criteria.

Part of the decision document is the summary of all consultation responses together with answers from Nordic Ecolabelling. The summary will be public and available on each country web page in connection with the publication of the new criteria.

We look forward to receiving your comments no later than June 26, 2022.