European Commission | Revision of EU Ecolabel Criteria for Cosmetic Products and Animal Care Products (previously Rinse-off Cosmetic Products)

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ABSTRACT - This Technical Report aims at providing a technical basis to the revision process of the EU Ecolabel criteria for Rinse-off cosmetic products. The set of criteria currently in force was adopted in 2014 (Commission Decision 2014/893/EU). The revised EU Ecolabel criteria are set to cover a much wider scope: all cosmetic products as defined in the Cosmetic Product Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009). Moreover, a separate set of criteria was developed for animal care products. The product group has been renamed as 'cosmetic products' and 'animal care products'.To support the revision process, a first version of this technical report was produced as a working document, which was updated and complemented as the revision developed. This document provided the rationale to the revised criteria proposal and summarized the research and the outcome of three stakeholder consultations, which were crucial to develop revised criteria that are able to select the best environmental products available on the market while taking into account the state of the art of the market. After a revision process that lasted 30 months, this is the final version of the Technical Report which supports the final criteria for cosmetic products and animal care products.



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