As announced by the distributor association ÖkoControl in February 2023, the distributor association presented a new network partnership with companies that manufacture ecologically and a new holistic concept for consumer orientation at its annual conference in January 2023.
The EU Taxonomy Regulation came into force in 2022. It is a set of rules for defining whether companies operate and act ecologically (and also socially) and thus make comparisons possible within the framework of sustainable investments - "greenwashing" is thereby to be prevented and a contribution to achieving...
Nachdem im Herbst 2019 die EU-Kommission Titandioxid in Pulverform als kanzerogen eingestuft hatten, hatten verschiedene Unternehmen aus der Farb- und Lackbranche gegen diese Verordnung geklagt. Jetzt im November 2022 entschied der europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH), dass Titandioxid zu Unrecht als kanzerogen eingestuft worden war und erklärte die Verordnung als nichtig.
In September 2022, GEV-EMICODE@ published an updated version of its testing method: with regard to the assessment of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, chapter 184.108.40.206 "Complex substance mixtures" was adapted.
What characterises individual indoor pollutants? What are the sources of pollutants? How do these chemicals affect humans and the environment? And how does the eco-INSTITUT judge the substances? These and other questions are answered in our "pollutant profile" section.
As announced by the UK government on 20 June 2022, there will be a number of changes to make it easier for companies to apply new product conformity markings to most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales.
In April 2022, Association for Control of Emissions in Products for Floor Installation, Adhesives and Building Materials (GEV) published new GEV classification criteria and an updated GEV testing method.