Friday, September 10, 2010

Low Carbon Tags For Products

(Global Times)

The National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC), and the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) on Thursday stated to make out a framework on labeling products as low carbon, according to reports.

Future products marked with the low-carbon symbol will bring positive effect on environmental protection and carbon emission reduction. They can guide consumers to consciously purchase eco-friendly stuff.

Low carbon product authentications have been used in many countries like Japan, Germany, and the UK, but different countries adopt various evaluation methods, so China needs to find one that suits its own needs, said Chen Wei, a senior official from the China Quality Certification Center (CQC).

The Ministry of Information and Industry (MIIT), CQC and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) also joined in the project.