Alternative dry cleaning 094
Nordic Ecolabelled alternative dry cleaning is the cleaning of textiles without the use of volatile organic solvents. Nordic Ecolabelled alternative dry cleaning uses chemicals that are non-toxic and environmentally suitable. The cleaning agents and surfactants in the chemical preparations (stain removers and finishing agents) are readily biodegradable and do not have long-term effects on health or the environment. Nordic Ecolabelled alternative dry cleaning enables all types of textiles to be cleaned with excellent results. An example of a cleaning method that can be Nordic Ecolabelled is CO2 cleaning possibly in combination with wetclean.
Fees valid from January 1st, 2019 until further notice
Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region 30 000 SEK excl. VAT. Renewal fee 15 000 SEK excl. VAT.
Annual licence fee:
Annual licence fee 0,3 % of the licence's turnover excl. VAT Minimum fee 20 000 SEK annually excl. VAT Maximum fee 350 000 SEK excl. VAT
Fee for extensions/alterations of licence:
Extension/alteration of existing licence Fees for alterations will be charged according to how long it takes to deal with the matter:
- Less than 4 hours: 3 750 SEK excl. VAT
- Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 500 SEK excl. VAT
- More than 8 hours: 15 000 SEK excl. VAT
Fees for on-site inspections:
Extra fee for additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 5 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe*) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit On-site inspections outside Europe*)
25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
*) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day
Background documentNorwegian / 1.8
Compilation of hearing statementsDanish / 1.8
Information on the latest version of the criteria for alternative dry cleaning
1.7 ⇛ 1.8: Extension of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 21 months. The new version, 1.8, is valid until December 31st 2021.
1.6 ⇛ 1.7: Extension of criteria's validity
The criteria's validity has been prolonged with 24 months. The new version, 1.7, is valid until March 31st 2020.
1.5 ⇛ 1.6: Extension of criteria's validity
The validity of Nordic Ecolabel's criteria for alternative dry cleaning has been extended with 24 months. Also, requirement R15 Marketing was removed. The new version, 1.6, is valid until March 31st 2018.
1.4 ⇛ 1.5: Extension of criteria's validity
The validity of Nordic Ecolabel's criteria for alternative dry cleaning has been extended with 24 months. The new version, 1.5, is valid until March 31st 2016.
We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!
The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.
We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.
During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your facility can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for alternative dry cleaning.
If the supplier of your facility has a so-called basic licence for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, your application process becomes even easier because certain requirements are already reported. Please contact your supplier or your adviser to find out if this is the case.
The application consists of these parts:
- Completed application form
- Documentation overview
- Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document
Once your facility has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.
We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!
For more information: "Application step by step"