The Eco-Label System, which was started to be developed in the European Union countries and spread throughout the world, has been accepted in many countries and many environmental labels have been designed. Although these labels are especially accepted in the country where they are designed, some of them have been adopted and applied by other countries. Countries where environmental labels are designed have developed their work based on product groups that concern their markets.
Today, there are other environmental label applications that are more widely used and accepted than the flower logo of the European Union Eco-Label system. Examples include the Blue Angel Label in Germany, the ECO Quality Symbol in the Netherlands and the Nordic Swan Label in Scandinavian countries. Designed by our organization now in our country Ekomark © Tag . Ekomark © Standardis a standard developed entirely by our organization and based on product groups directly related to our country's markets.
Environmental Labelsare based on the criteria determined on product group basis. The production and usage stages of the products or services are handled and an environmental label is given to the products and services that are thought to cause less harm to the environment than similar products and services. The materials and methods used to pack these products as well as the packaging of these products can carry environmental conditions. If the companies producing these materials and their products comply with the criteria determined by the European Union, our company is authorized to use Ekomark © Tag. Our objective in this direction is to make consumers sensitive to human health and environmental protection problems. In this way, it is ensured that consumers prefer products that do not harm the environment.
There is no product group especially for the packaging sector among the product groups to which Ekomark © Standard is applied. However, considering the product groups specified for the criteria, it is a requirement that some products be presented to the consumer in packaging. In this regard, packaging and packaging materials within these product groups also have criteria that will not harm human health and environmental conditions.
For manufacturers, eco-packaging or sustainable packaging is not just a matter of material selection. Big brands look at other parameters to produce ecological packaging. This includes, for example, the design of reduced-size packages, or the reduction of the product-to-package ratio or the reduction of product volume. Meanwhile, the shipping designs of the products have also become important. The use of energy sources at the lowest level, the use of soluble materials in nature and the high rate of recycling of the packaging are also important parameters.
By creating ecological packaging, storage space utilization is improved, transport and transportation costs are reduced and the company's carbon footprint is reduced. The carbon footprint is the unit of carbon dioxide in terms of the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the environmental impact of production activities.
Companies using Ekomark © Tag are companies that take care of human health and the protection of the environment, are responsible for the future of the world and strive to make consumers aware of these issues.