2.5.4. Annex I prohibits certain misleading environmental claims

Under Annex I of the Directive ("black list"), the following practices are always considered unfair, and therefore prohibited, regardless of the impact they have on the consumer's behaviour:

Example: using any community or national label (e.g.: Nordic Swan label, Blue angel, or NF environment) without authorisation.

Example: claiming that a product has been approved by an environmental agency, an NGO or a standardisation body when this is not the case.

Example: a trader displaying on his website that he is a signatory of code of conduct relating to the product's environmental performance when this is not the case.

Example: a trader claiming that the code of conduct of his car-manufacturing company is endorsed by the national environment agency, ministry or a consumers' organisation when this is not the case.


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