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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S23.031

ANALYSIS ON EU LEGISLATION CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF COSMETIC PRODUCTS THAT HAVE A REDUCED IMPACT ON AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS

C.L. Erimia, S. Paris
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-11-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 54, 237-244 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S23.031

ABSTRACT

Considering that the EU’s long-term environmental sustainability objective is among the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, this article examines how European horizontal legislation promotes products with a low environmental impact throughout their lifecycle and the provision to consumers of accurate, non-misleading and scientifically accurate information on their environmental impact.
The article aims to present the legal instruments developed at European Union level to promote high-performance environmental products, through the use of the Ecolabel, as well as the tools aimed at improving the implementation of plans to ensure water quality in Europe.
The EU’s overall Environment Action Programme until 2020 provides a global approach to the environment, setting the foundations for a greener and more competitive economy that protects natural resources and health for the current and future generations.
In the coming years, priority must be given to improving the implementation of the Union’s environmental acquis at Member State level since, in addition to health and environmental benefits, it ensures the creation of a fair competition framework on the internal market and stimulates innovation.

Keywords: EU environmental acquis, environmental sustainability, Ecolabel, cosmetic products, aquatic ecosystems