publication . Report . 2014

Revision of EU Ecolabel and EU Green Public Procurement criteria for furniture products: Preliminary Report

DONATELLO SHANE; MOONS HANS; CORDELLA MAURO; KOWALSKA MALGORZATA AGATA; KAPS RENATA BARBARA; WOLF Oliver; HIDALGO Carme; FUENTES Natalia;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Abstract
The EU is responsible for around 20% of global furniture production and the many "ecolabel schemes" of potential relevance to furniture products have been briefly reviewed. Screening of 109 publications relating to the life cycle impacts of furniture products revealed several general trends, namely that material production and processing where the dominant sources of environmental impacts associated with furniture products. A comprehensive review of the use of hazardous substances and mixtures in furniture production has also been carried out, particularly in the context of the REACH and CLP Regulations. The work presented in this report will form the basis for ...
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