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Product self-declarations and eco-labelling framework
Environmental labelling is, according to ISO 14020, a set of voluntary tools aimed at stimulating the demand for products and services with lower environmental burdens by providing relevant information on their life cycle to address purchaser’s demands on environmental information.
There are three standard types of environmental labelling according to ISO 14020 (Type I: certified eco-labels, Type II: product self-declarations, and Type III: EPDs); the main differences amongst these are shown in the table below:

Characteristics of different eco-labels
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In these pages you will find the characteristics of each type of eco-label and how they work. You may will also learn how to choose amongst different types of eco-labels.
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