Make a better choice for the environment

The Nordic Ecolabel

The Nordic Ecolabel, widely recognized in the Nordic countries as the “Swan”, in a product package demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice. By choosing an ecolabeled product you contribute to sustainable development and environmental wellbeing – also in the years to come. Based on life cycle assessment, the Swan label guarantees that the product is a better choice for the environment. It is made of high-quality materials and safer for the user. The Swan label is granted only products that meet the most stringent environmental, quality and safety criteria compiled by experts.

 

Biodegradability

Biodegradation is a process where material is decomposed into natural elements, such as carbon dioxide, water and minerals, by natural processes. If a raw material is classified as readily biodegradable it means that 60 per cent of its content will decompose in 28 days.

In order to define product’s biodegradability we have compared the concentration of readily biodegradable raw materials to the total amount of raw materials (excl. water) of the product. This gives us the percentage of readily biodegrading raw materials in a product. The total amount of raw materials includes only active ingredients and thus the amount of water in a product does not influence on the biodegradability-%.

 

 

The Nordic Ecolabel