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August 15, 2008

EcoProcura 2009 to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and Reykjavik City Council have announced the details of EcoProcura 2009 conference.

Titled "Climate Neutral through Procurement" and it aims to exchange ideas, experiences, concepts and opinions on how sustainable procurement can contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change.

ICLEI's EcoProcura Conferences is the only European conference to provide a platform to promote exchange and dialogue amongst purchasers from all levels of governments, suppliers, policy-makers and multipliers on strategies and the latest practical solutions for implementing sustainable procurement.

For further information, visit ICLEI Europe's web site.

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August 10, 2008

Danish Co-op to develop system of climate labelling for goods

The Danish cooperative association FDB, which owns Coop Denmark A/S, a leading consumer goods retailer, proposes developing a climate label that can show the CO2 impact of an item, writes national daily newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

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August 2, 2008

UK grocery sector ends packaging growth

The grocery sector has ended packaging growth in the UK despite a sharp increase in sales, the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) said .

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August 1, 2008

Product Carbon Labeling Takes Shape in South Korea

The South Korean government has decided that certain products will get labels showing the amount of carbon gas emitted during their production.

The ministry said that it has selected 10 items to test the carbon gas labeling system to begin next month. The system will be officially introduced by January 2009.

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