Circular economy should be an essential part of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel

Statement
In circular economy, the materials circulate and the products and materials as well as their value remain or even grow. Efficient recycling reduces the need for primary raw materials.

Circular economy is not just recycling, it is also services, platforms and digitalization. The current draft for criteria of Nordic Ecolabel for Renovation is based on linear thinking – raw material - use - disposal – and does not take circular economy into account. Since the ecolabel can be nationally used as requirement for public procurement under the Procurement Act, the criteria must be based on scientific research. For these reasons, we propose that the draft proposal be returned back for preparation.

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