Posted on 16th Aug 2012 @ 11:21 AM
The Nordic Swan Eco Label is the ecolabel set up by the governments of the five Nordic countries. All criteria are based on a cradle to grave life cycle assessment, where total impact on the environment is calculated.
The criteria covers five areas:
A product carrying the Swan label is guaranteed to have a lower eco footprint and environmental impact than a comparable, standard product. In other words, the Swan label is your guarantee that Bambo Nature nappies have a lower eco footprint than Huggies, for example.
They’re also better for your baby’s health because of the strict requirements as to the ingredients used and the chemicals used in the manufacturing process.
Products granted the Nordic Swan Eco Label can’t contain any chemicals that are classified as:
Swan labelled products also can't contain any additional chemicals often added to nappies, such as:
The Nordic Swan Eco Label is all about making everyday products the best they can be. It's very practical, acknowledging that people will continue to go with the easiest options, such as disposable nappies. The idea is to ensure that these everyday products are made in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
The quality of Swan labelled products has to be as good as, or better, than standard products.
The products must have lower CO2 emissions than similar products.
Choosing a Swan labelled product means that you are making a consious choice to reduce your eco footprint, and to use healthier products on your baby.
More about the Nordic Swan Eco Label
Nordic Eco Label website: http://www.nordic-ecolabel.org/