While standards are set for most existing eco-labeling programs, public reviews often include the views of a review group. First, the main environmental impacts are identified, then to address these impacts.n standards are set. The standards are kept high enough that only a few products on the market can meet them in order to encourage increased product performance. After the criteria are determined in this way, studies are carried out to increase their acceptance by consumers. In short, in most existing eco-labeling programs, when setting standards, it is not predicted from the outset whether the label criteria will be accepted by consumers, otherwise taking this into account may negatively affect the success of the labeling program.
In this respect, the same approach was followed when determining the ECO LABEL criteria. First of all, criteria were removed from existing programs and a framework consistent with life cycle assessment was determined. Life cycle assessment is the basis of all eco-labeling programs in general. This assessment is gaining increasing acceptance for sustainable development. The criteria are then grouped according to the impact categories associated with the life cycle assessment. These criteria confirm not only environmental issues, but also sustainability, and target a broader-based sustainability label.
Ecological labeling efforts have arisen mainly due to the increasing consumer demand for such information. Therefore, selection of criteria must be based on the importance of the criteria to consumers in order to maintain the consumer's interest in eco-labels.
Efforts to reduce the environmental impact of industrial activities have long focused on manufacturing. However, consumption habits and consumer lifestyles are also changing and these are now also important in determining the criteria. Previously, consumers felt powerless to influence decisions about industrial activities. However, new approaches to create sustainable production and consumption processes require the re-orientation of consumers' thoughts. Therefore, the role of consumer attitudes has not been neglected while preparing the ECO LABEL criteria.
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