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eco-labelling

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːkəʊleɪb(ə)lɪŋ
 
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Definition of eco-labelling in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The practice of marking products with a distinctive label so that consumers know that their manufacture conforms to recognized environmental standards: [as modifier]: the launch of a nationwide eco-labelling scheme
More example sentences
  • Another method of raising environmental standards is through eco-labelling.
  • Planned developments in Integrated Production Policy will mean that tools such as eco-labelling and environmental management systems will be driving forces for companies in every sector of the economy.
  • But it is still hoping for agreement on eco-labelling so that consumers can be informed about the environmental impact of the products they buy - but it is finding opposition from other countries.

Derivatives

eco-label

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Even eco-labels designating a product that's been sustainably grown or harvested could be construed as ‘trade barriers’ for discriminating against the method of production.
  • A number of eco-labels are not administered by the federal government, but instead are governed by trustworthy independent verification boards that should ensure that the food is produced a certain way.
  • Within a few years, there were a half-dozen flower eco-labels in Europe, Colombia and most recently Ecuador - but none took hold with American consumers.

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