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Questionnaire released in preparation for EU furniture criteria revision

13 May 2013

Interested stakeholders are invited to fill in a questionnaire on furniture standards to aid in the revision of the EU furniture criteria, including the Ecolabel criteria for wooden furniture and the Green Public Procurement criteria for furniture. Ecolabel stimulates the production and consumption of more environmentally friendly products and services and is awarded only to the best environmentally performing products on the market.

The revision process aims to obtain simplified criteria, addressing the most important environmental impacts of the furniture from a life cycle perspective. A scoping document has also been released, which discusses preliminary findings and presents the proposal. The stakeholder consultation forms one of the most important steps in the revision process.

The draft criteria will be discussed with stakeholders at the first Ad Hoc Working Group meeting in autumn 2013. Respondents are requested to submit the questionnaire by Friday 17 May 2013 to JRC-IPTS-FURNITURE@ec.europa.eu.

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