Environmental Choice New Zealand

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Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) is the official ecolabel of New Zealand.[1] The label is owned and endorsed by the Ministry for the Environment of the New Zealand Government.[1] The Environmental Choice programme, which started in 1992,[1] is administered by the New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust[2] on behalf of, but independently from, the Ministry for the Environment.[3] The trust and the programme are part of the Global Ecolabelling Network.[1][2]

The label identifies products and services that meet high-quality environmental standards throughout their life cycle.[3] It is New Zealand's only ISO Type I ecolabel[1] and the country's most comprehensive and robust product-focused certification.[2] About 2000 products and services are eligible to carry the label.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "About Environmental Choice New Zealand". Environmental Choice New Zealand. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Macdonald, Nikki (18 February 2013). "How genuine are 'natural' labeled products?". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 19 July 2020 – via Stuff.
  3. ^ a b "The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust". Sustainable Business Council. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
  4. ^ "About the Environmental Choice New Zealand eco-label". Ministry for the Environment. Archived from the original on 21 June 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2020.

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