Welcome to the „Green World “ of the Austrian Ecolabel

The Green Tour stops at the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof

World Bee Day! Bees on the roof: Hotel Steigenberger Herrenhof

On the roof of the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof in Vienna's city centre there is humming and buzzing! Eight bee colonies have found a new home here.

 

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KONSUMENT potting soil test: On the safe side with the Ecolabel

According to the latest KONSUMENT test, those who pay attention to the Austrian Ecolabel buy ecological potting soil. Peat, guano or other exhaustible raw materials are replaced in eco-labelled potting soils by suitable sustainable materials in order to achieve circular economy. Both products in the test were also free of germs.

 

Green Investment

High demand: sustainable investment certificates

The Austrian National Bank recently (May 2020) published an article. Based on its individual securities deposit statistics and information from certification and information centres in Austria and abroad, the article describes the volume of labelled sustainable investment funds for the years 2018 and 2019.

New guide: Sustainable school bags for our climate

The first school bag of one's own awakens the excitement in first graders about the upcoming start of school. When choosing a model, the design is usually crucial for the new generation. Special attention should be paid to the ergonomics and sustainability of the school bag - which will hopefully be used for several years.  You can also pay attention to the environment when buying school supplies and buy sustainable products.

Bürogang

Circular Economy in the European Union - A new strategy

The circular economy is the central element of the European Green Deal and is closely linked to the new strategic framework for industry and the small and medium-sized enterprise sector.

Strandbar Herrmann

Beach feeling in Austria - Beachbar oooOOOpening!

Even if this year's holiday at the Mediterranean coast is not going to work out, we don`t have to give up the beach! The Strandbar Herrmann will make you happy with the first online beach bar opening on 9.5. and the official opening on 15.5.

 

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Reusable systems to achieve a circular economy

In addition to recycling, the European Green Deal focuses on waste prevention and changes in consumer behaviour. Reusable packaging is the most environmentally friendly solution. Here you can find out more about the positive activities with reusable systems in Austria.

Sustainability Challenge

fashion and textile industry: sustainability in focus!

COVID 19 has pushed the global fast fashion industry into a deep crisis and triggered a domino effect worldwide: Shops and shopping centres were closed, orders were cancelled, trade employees were dismissed. Since there are hardly any social safety nets for textile workers in Bangladesh, Combodia or India, longer periods of unemployment mean poverty, hunger and disease.

HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein

Circular Economy at agricultural level

Despite the difficult weeks, a lot is happening in the eco-label schools, for example in the HBLFA Raumberg - Gumpenstein, which deals with the circular economy in agriculture.

M Catering

Green Catering: healthy and safe

Ecolabel Caterer M-Catering presents a concept how sustainable catering can satisfy increased safety requirements.

 

KONSUMENT tested window cleaner

Is a purchased window cleaning product better than a homemade household detergent? The Association for Consumer Information (VKI) has put it to the test.

New Platform Bildung2030 online

The UN's 17 global sustainability goals show how we can fight injustice, prevent climate catastrophe and make the world a place worth living in for all. The key is education.

Hotels without plastic!

Stop the plastic flood - a WWF study shows how it works and where committed hotels are already taking measures to make their guests' stay sustainable and plastic-free.

Raiffeisenbank Günskirchen

The first banking account with an Austrian Ecolabel

The savings and giro products of the Environmental Centre of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel. This means that, for the first time, current and savings accounts and savingsbooks are now also certified with the Ecolabel.

Umweltmanagementpreis

Environmental Management Award 2020 - Submission deadline extended

The Federal Ministry for Climate Action (BMK) awards the Environmental Management Prize 2020 and honours companies and organisations in the public sector for outstanding achievements in environmental and climate protection and in environmental communication. Due to the current situation, submission is now possible until 06.09.2020.

New 0,5l reusable glass bottle from Vöslauer for on the road

As an option to the millions of disposable plastic bottles, a new 0.5 litre reusable glass bottle is now finally available in stores. Environmental awareness and customer satisfaction are the basis of the latest packaging innovation: the 0.5-liter glass bottle, which has been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel for its reusable system.