The new ecological label standard of EU household paper has been implemented.
the ecological label of household paper must meet the relevant standards in early February 2017. In july2009, the EU official gazette (ojeu) published the latest eco label requirements for household paper, namely 2009/568/ec resolution
before january4,2010, About household paper "Due to the independent innovation of eco label application, it can be implemented in accordance with the standards established in the original 2001/405/ec resolution or the new 2009/568/ec resolution. However, after that, all the applied products must meet the standards determined in 2009/568/ec.
household paper refers to the paper or paper roll for personal hygiene, absorbing liquids and/or cleaning greasy surfaces, as well as one or more layers of wrinkled paper or embossed paper. The fiber content of the product should be at least 90%.
Household paper does not include wet tissue and cleaning products, tissue products laminated with other materials (excluding household paper)
relevant requirements of the new ecological standard include:
1 The materials used shall ensure that the damage to the environment and ecology is reduced, and sustainable forest management shall be carried out in the use of natural resources. The fiber can be wood fiber, recycled fiber or non wood fiber. New wood fiber should come from sustainably managed forests with a capacity of 1million tons. Statements, charters or certifications from operators or pulp mills should be displayed to demonstrate the adoption of sustainable forest management
2. When using chemicals in the production process, avoid using substances harmful to the environment and health, for example:
* chlorine should not be used as bleaching agent
* alkyl phenol polyoxyethylene ether (APEO) shall not be used
* azo substances shall not be used
* ensure that no dye and brightener will leak out
3. Production processes and the use of chemicals must reduce water and air pollution, energy consumption, and the impact of solid waste
4. Consumers should be provided with information on the benefits of environmental labels, and the minimum proportion of recycled fiber in products should also be calculated by one batch