Environment-friendly quality marks
A number of our products have been certified with a quality mark. What do all these quality marks actually mean? Below, we have listed them for you:
All Claro products, such as dishwashing and cleaning detergent and dishwasher tablets, have been certified with the EU Ecolabel.
The EU Ecolabel is the European environment quality mark for non-food products and services and aims to promote sustainable production and consumption. All countries in the European Union as well as Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland have recognized this quality mark. Products (and services) carrying the EU Ecolabel have been manufactured with a reduced environmental impact on:
- raw materials
- harmful substances
OK Biobased TUV Austria 4 stars
The OK Biobased dishcloth and floor cloth have both been certified by TUV Austria with a 4 stars OK Biobased quality mark. This is the highest possible number of stars, meaning that the product consists for 100% of bio-based raw materials.
The dishcloth and floor cloth are made entirely of a combination of PLA and Viscose. PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) is an environment-friendly material, made of organic raw materials such as sugars from food crops (corn, sugar beet, sugarcane) and wheat or cellulose. PLA complies with the European industrial decomposing norm EN-13432. Nonwovens made from synthetic starch, produced conform this European standard, are biodegradable.
A number of our coffee and tea products carry the Fairtrade quality mark.
Fairtrade helps farmers and labourers in developing countries to acquire a better place in the commercial chain, thus enabling them to live off the fruit of their labours and to invest in a sustainable future. Fairtrade is a quality mark as well as a worldwide movement. In The Netherlands, the Max Havelaar Foundation owns the Fairtrade quality mark, which is also known as the Max Havelaar quality mark.
All WS Pure care products carry the ICEA quality mark.
ICEA is the main certifying body of natural cosmetics in Italy.
The Italian Society of biological agriculture (AIAB) and the Certification Institute for Environment and Ethics (ICEA), have, together with a group of manufacturers, developed leading standards for natural and organic cosmetics. Cosmetics complying with the strict requirements, receive the status of organic. All stages of the production process are checked:
- no artificial additives and no use of gen technology during the production process;
- everything involving waste, energy, transport and sanitary and hygienic standards is strictly regulated;
- production and storage are executed conform strict ecological regulations;
- ICEA controls are executed several times a year and include controls on the production locations.
Organic Textile Standard quality mark
The cotton pouch with WS Pure care products carries the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) quality mark. This is an international quality mark that defines the requirements concerning the production of the fibres as well as the further processing thereof into clothing. At least 70% (recognizable in the text as `Made with organic`) or at least 95 % (recognizable in the text as `Organic`) of the piece of clothing must consist of biologically produced materials.
What are the quality mark requirements? The requirements for organic natural fibre cultivation are fixed in European regulations. No synthetic pesticides, no genetically modified organisms and no chemical fertilizer are used in the cultivation process. Cotton, wool, silk, flax and hemp can be cultivated organically; cotton is cultivated organically most often. There are no requirements regarding tolerating / prohibition of growing cotton in regions where water is scarce, though a water management plan must be made.
GOTS also has environmental requirements for processing fibres into clothing, requirements for working conditions and an honest wage in the production stage, not in the agricultural stage. There are environmental requirements for packaging and (non-textile) trimmings too.
A wide choice
Wecovi Service offers a wide range of environment-friendly products and packaging possibilities for cleaning sets, tea and coffee sets and bathroom sets.
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