[1] Europeans increasingly care about the environment

Flash Eurobarometer 256 concluded that Europeans overwhelmingly consider the environmental performance of the products they buy. Consumers want ecolabels they can trust and support differential taxation based on environmental performance.

DG Environment has issued another Flash Eurobarometer 367 on the single market for green products in July 2013. This EB focussed more on price and choice architecture for consumers and confirms consumer interest in environmental performance as well as the importance of transparent labels.

Meanwhile, the European Commission is expanding its successful sustainable product policy into the broader theme of circular economy.