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Grease-proof Paper 049

A Nordic Ecolabelled grease-proof paper is amongst the least environmental hazardous within its group and a Nordic Ecolabel on a grease-proof paper shows that the product fulfils strict environmental requirements.

Requirements imposed are based on a life cycle assessment of the product and concern production, use and waste. In the case of grease-proof paper this is achieved by using certified raw materials, by limiting the use of environmentally harmful chemicals, by producing low emissions to air and water and by reducing the energy consumption.

To be awarded a Nordic Ecolabel licence, the requirements in the Basic Module, the Chemical Module and the requirements of the Supplementary Module must be fulfilled.

The criteria’s environmental requirements can be used by each manufacturer as a guide on how they can contribute to a development towards a sustainable society.

The granting of an ecolabel to a product confirms that resources have been used efficiently and that environmentally friendly production methods have been applied. Nordic Ecolabelling has evaluated the raw materials used in the product and only raw materials of the highest quality in environmental terms may be used in Nordic Ecolabelled paper products.

The Grease-proof paper criteria consist of three documents; the criteria document below as well as the "Basic Module" and the "Chemical module". Please download these here:

  • Valid from 1 January 2018 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR.

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,3 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 50 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 50 million EUR.
    Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year.
    Fixed fee that is added for sales outside the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year if the turnover exceeds 300 000 EUR.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Fixed fee that is charged depending on how long the work takes.

    Up to 4 hours 375 EUR.
    4–8 hours 750 EUR.
    8 or more hours 1 500 EUR.

    Fee for on-site inspections

    One on-site inspection in the Nordic countries is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe 1 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside Europe 2 500 EUR per visit.
    Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 000 EUR per day.

    Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.

    When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the application fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.


  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for grease-proof paper

    4.3 ⇛ 4.4: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version, 4.4, is valid until June 30 2024.

    4.2 ⇛ 4.3: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged with 12 months. The new version, 4.3, is valid until December 31st, 2023.

    4.1 ⇛ 4.2: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged with 24 months. At the same time a small correction has been made to requirement O8. The new version, 4.2, is valid until December 31st, 2022.

    4.0 ⇛ 4.1: Prolongation of the criteria's validity

    The validity of the criteria or grease proof paper has been prolonged. The new version, 4.1, is valid until December 31st, 2020.

    4.0: New criteria generation:

    Version 4 of Nordic Ecolabelling's criteria for grease proof paper has been published. The criteria are valid until December 31st 2018.

  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process!

    If this is the first time you apply, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.

    Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.

    In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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