Welcome to the „Green World “ of the Austrian Ecolabel

The green world of the Ecolabel

It is 30 years since the Hundertwasser logo was established as the Austrian Ecolabel. 30 years in which a lot has happened and the Ecolabel has left clear green traces.

Reinigungsfront

Professional cleaning Services must ensure perfect cleaning results as well as the health of employees and a healthy environment. The company Reinigungsfront from Linz has impressively demonstrated this professionalism by implementing the EU Ecolabel.


 
Company KE KELIT at night

"We use raw materials very carefully and sparingly. For our products, we use high-quality materials that last for decades. Especially as a family business we think in terms of generations: Environmental protection is important to us as a family, but as a globally active company we are also committed to the future of our planet."

Energy contracting - a project for the future

Energy contracting? Two experts, Bruno Oberhuber; GF Energie Tirol and Johann Hafner, GF BC Regionalenergie (LN), explain to us the basic principles and advantages of this option for saving energy.

Energy must be used carefully. This is clear. It is also understood and everyone is pleased that the reduction of energy costs will reduce costs. But how best to save energy? That is where energy contracting provides the answer.

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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.

Viva! Cheers to life!

La vita, our life, takes place 90 percent within our own four walls. In order for us to feel comfortable there, the choice of wall paints and varnishes that are not harmful to health is particularly important. The AVIVA wall paints and the interior glaze LIGNOVIT Interior UV 100 from the traditional Tyrolean company ADLER are the right decisions in this respect, because both have been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel since 2013.

The Ecolabel guarantees low pollution

More than 120,000 chemicals are on the market in the EU - and the number is growing every day. More than 200 of them have been identified as substances of very high concern. A new app provides valuable information for consumers.

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World Ecolabel Day

8 October is World Ecolabel Day - the international day for national Ecolabels. Independent, governmental Ecolabels are based on transparent criteria and sound third-party verification and are a credible barrier against greenwashing. What is your opinion? Support your colleagues by answering a short questionnaire.

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Active against food waste: great opportunity for climate protection!

Despite Covid, we can be active both at home and in sustainable gastronomy, preventing 1/3 of the food from being dumped. The initiative " Lebensmittel sind kostbar!" offers tips on this.

Simply good - Ecolabel products and services at your home!

Home office and all done? Now finally there´s  time to switch to a green electricity provider, buy office supplies or toys for the offspring? It should also be environmentally friendly! Is that possible? Yes it is possible, the Austrian Ecolabel offers a wide range of certified products that can be ordered and delivered directly from the enterprises. See for yourself!

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Autumn Experiences

Summer is over, but an exciting autumn awaits us! The National Park Thayatal in the idyllic Waldviertel offers lots of excitement, action, knowledge and fun!

Austrian Ecolabel awarded to 43 schools

Raising awareness of environmental and climate protection should begin in childhood. In line with this guiding principle, 43 schools throughout Austria were awarded the Austrian Ecolabel for future-oriented educational work.

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.

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Consumer Test E-Bikes

Together with Stiftung Warentest, the VKI has tested pedelecs designed for comfort with a low entry. The twelve e-bikes in the test, with prices ranging from 2300 to 3500 euros, are not exactly cheap. Despite this, frame cracks appeared in the endurance test and the testers found harmful substances and problems with fire safety. However, four e-bikes received a good overall mark, one model from KTM was the clear test winner.

Drinking at the office and on the road - but without litter!

Sufficient drinking is essential for concentrated work and good performance. If you prefer to drink from a glass, you should have a bottle ready to refill so that you don't have to get up every time. Drinking bottles are ideal. However, in the interests of the environment, nothing should be made of plastic. Disposable plastic bottles, in particular, create a veritable flood of waste, which places a heavy burden on the environment and mankind.

Class travel for a healthy climate

Bacher-Reisen from Radenthein shows how exciting sustainable school trips can be. The award of the Austrian Ecolabel confirms the environmentally friendly implementation.

Taking social responsibility together through education

Christian Pladerer from the Austrian Institute of Ecology has been a consultant and auditor for the Austrian Ecolabel since 2008. Among others, he is in charge of all 3 guidelines of the educational sector. He gave an interview to the VKI about how consulting and audits are carried out and what certification brings to educational institutions and society.

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30 years of the Austrian Ecolabel - the green anniversary year 2020!

We care about the environment and the future of man and nature - for 30 years with great commitment and enthusiasm. Celebrate with us and become active for Austria, for Europe, for our earth!