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The Nordic Ecolabel is an official ecolabel with absolute requirements. 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:

  • For more information regarding fees for Nordic Swan Ecolabelled grease proof paper:

    Please visit our Nordic website

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

    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.

  • 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 product can successfully meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.

    The application consists of these parts:

    • Completed application form
    • Documentation Overview
    • Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document


    Once your product 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"

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