Blue Angel (certification)

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The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) is a German certification for products and services that have environmentally friendly aspects.

It has been awarded since 1978 by the Jury Umweltzeichen, a group of 13 people from environment and consumer protection groups, industry, unions, trade, media and churches.

Blue Angel was the first ecolabel in the world,[1] and it covers some 10,000 products in some 80 product categories.

After the introduction of Germany's Blue Angel in 1978 as the first worldwide environmental label, other European and non-European countries followed this example and introduced their own national and supra-regional environmental labels. The common goal of these labels is to inform consumers about environmentally friendly products thereby giving global support to product-related environmental protection.

In 1994, some countries cooperated in developing the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) - a non-profit interest group composed of ecolabel organisations throughout the world.

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  1. ^ Watanatada, Patrin (10 March 2011). "Questioning and evolving the eco-label". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

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