Do you know how to label your green products? The rules are many and they’re confusing. Do you know the specific labeling requirements set out by the WEEE directive? Do you know what countries have adopted the Green Dot to indicate environmental compliance? Did you know that companies that can’t take the European Green Dot off their packages for North America have to pay license fees to an Ontario-based association? There’s more. Japan, Taiwan and Korea require completely different material and recycling symbols on certain packages.
Raymond Communications Inc. of College Park, Md. has released “Green Labeling: a Global Guide for Marketers & Manufacturers” to help companies make their way through the growing demands of green labeling. The company publishes the “State Recycling Laws Update (SRLU)” and “Recycling Laws International (RLI).” The detailed guide looks at labeling programs in 42 countries and gives analysis of complex issues such as the use of the Green Dot. Subscribers to RLI and SRLU can buy the report for $180. For all others, the cost is $250.