The European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Monday adopted a proposal on greenwashing, proposed by Fidesz MEP Edina Tóth.
The resolution bans greenwashing and takes a stance against misleading consumers. “The decision to adopt the opinion is a major success as it protects European consumers from unfair practices, which is in Hungary’s interest,” Edina Tóth said.
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In order for consumers to become “real participants” in the green transition, they need to receive adequate information, Tóth said. “According to EU surveys, nearly 40 percent of environment-related statements on products are false. The new regulations are expected to lead to a tightening of legislation,” she said.
“By adopting the proposal, we are ensuring new tools for consumers to make well-founded decisions and to increase the sustainability of our economies and products,” she said.
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