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  • noun A label on a product that states that it has been produced in an environmentally friendly manner.


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eco- +‎ label


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  • Fact is MSC is the only ecolabel certification program in the world that is consistent with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (UN FAO) guidelines and the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards.

    Chris Ninnes: Protecting B.C. Salmon Stocks Chris Ninnes 2010

  • MSC's mission is to use our ecolabel and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world's oceans by recognizing and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood, and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis.

    Chris Ninnes: Protecting B.C. Salmon Stocks Chris Ninnes 2010

  • The MSC is the world's leading certification body for sustainable wild-caught seafood, and its blue ecolabel identifies wild-caught seafood products that are MSC-certified.

    Whole Foods Market(R) empowers shoppers to make sustainable seafood choices with color-coded rating system 2010

  • European laws grant national governments the right to appoint "competent authorities" to award the ecolabel, which can then be used for marketing throughout the EU.

    economic news and analysis | Fred Pearce 2010

  • Seafood with the blue MSC ecolabel comes from fisheries that have proved their sustainability meet the MSC environmental standard, this standard is based on 3 principles: Principle 1: Sustainable fish stocks - Fishing activity must be at a level which is sustainable for today and tomorrow. - Business News 2010

  • WRI and Big Room note that 92% of programs require some sort of verification before being awarded their ecolabel certification -- it really shocks me that this isn't 100%.

    TreeHugger 2010

  • The decision will lead the way to a significant increase in products bearing the MSC ecolabel across Europe, offering consumers more sustainable seafood choices. 2010

  • How had these brands come by their coveted ecolabel?

    economic news and analysis | Fred Pearce 2010

  • If the assessment process determines the fishery meets the MSC standard, about half of the skipjack tuna caught from the Western and Central Pacific, will be eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel.

    NZ On Screen 2010

  • A quick survey of the information provided by each ecolabel on the site -- derived from a 66 question survey -- bears out this concern.

    TreeHugger 2010


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