Introduction

SECTION 1 : INTRODUCTION
China Environmental Labelling

In 2003, the China Environmental Labelling Program was lauched by Environmental Protection Administration Environmental Certification Centre (now call " China Environmental United Certification Center, CEC). They had developed a set of technical criteria for each product category of the Scheme and each product has to be independently assessed by undertaking On-site Inspection and Sample Product Testing, and the test results will be subjected to review and approval. It has adopted international standards and fulfills the technological requirement of environmental products proclaimed by the National Environmental Protection Bureau.

Products with environmental labels possess superior quality and environmental performance. Annual inspection and random sample checks will be carried out to ensure that good standards are maintained at all times. Since 1994 up to mid 2006, assessments have been conducted for 800 enterprises, and 12,000 products have been awarded the environmental label.

The China Environmental Labelling Program assists the general public to become more environmentally responsible in their everyday life by raising the awareness and promote green consumerism. It also assists enterprises not to be wasteful in using resources and non-renewable energy, encourages the development and production of green products which are friendly to the environment and not harmful to human. It also enables enterprises in China to gain a competitive edge in international trade. In a way the China Environmental Label has formed an environmental bridge for enterprises, consumers and the government. For more information, please visit the website http://www.sepacec.com.

Criteria

Technical Requirements of Products Categories for China Environmental Labelling Program

No State Environmental Protection Administration Technical Requirement Code
Product
Issue Date Replace
1 HJ 440-2008 Building decoration egineering 7/7/2008 N/A
2 HJ 454-2009 Technical guidelines for formulating 11/2/2009 N/A
3 HJ 455-2009 Waterproof rolling materials 11/2/2009 N/A
4 HJ 456-2009 Rigid waterproof materials 11/2/2009 N/A
5 HJ 457-2009 Waterproof coatings 11/2/2009 N/A
6 HJ 458-2009 Household detergents 11/2/2009 HJBZ 8-1999
7 HJ 459-2009 Wooden doors and steel doors 11/2/2009 N/A
8 HJ 472-2009 Digital stencil duplicator 28/7/2009 N/A
9 HJ 507-2009 Leather and synthetic leather 19/11/2009 N/A
10 HJ 508-2009 Heating radiators 19/11/2009 N/A
11 HJ 566-2010 Wooden toys 25/3/2010 N/A
12 HJ 567-2010 Ink for ink jet printing 25/3/2010 N/A
13 HJ/T 182-2005 Light-duty vehicles 26/4/2006 HBC 8-2001
14 HJ/T 201-2005 Water based coatings 6/1/2006 HBC 12-2002
15 HJ/T 202-2005 Once-used lunch container and drinking sets 6/1/2006 HBC 1-2001
16 HJ/T 203-2005 Clay pigeons 6/1/2006 HBC 9-2001
17 HJ/T 204-2005 Fibrous desiccant for packaging 6/1/2006 HBC 7-2001
18 HJ/T 205-2005 Products made from recycled paper 6/1/2006 HJBZ 5-2000
19 HJ/T 206-2005 Asbestos free building materials 6/1/2006 HJBZ 25-1998
20 HJ/T 207-2005 Blocks for architecture 6/1/2006 HBC 20-2003
21 HJ/T 208-2005 Fire-extinguishers 6/1/2006 HJBZ 27-1998
22 HJ/T 209-2005 Packaging products 6/1/2006 HJBZ 12-2000
23 HJ/T 210-2005 Soft drinks 6/1/2006 HJBZ 13-1996
24 HJ/T 211-2005 Chemical gypsum products 6/1/2006 HJBZ 29-1998
25 HJ/T 216-2005 Solar-powered watch 26/4/2006 HBC 10-2001
26 HJ/T 217-2005 Products mothproof agent 26/4/2006 HJBZ 32-1999
27 HJ/T 218-2005 Pressure cooker 26/4/2006 HJBZ 31-1998
28 HJ/T 219-2005 Sanitizing incenses 26/4/2006 HBC 37-2005
29 HJ/T 220-2005 Adhesives 26/4/2006 HBC 18-2003
30 HJ/T 221-2005 Household microwave ovens 26/4/2006 HJBZ 24-1998
31 HJ/T 222-2005 Aerosol products 26/4/2006 HJBZ 43-2000
32 HJ/T 223-2005 Lightweight wall boards 26/4/2006 HBC 19-2005
33 HJ/T 224-2005 Dry-type power transformers 26/4/2006 HBC 21-2004
34 HJ/T 225-2005 ODS substitute 26/4/2006 HJBZ 41-2000
35 HJ/T 226-2005 Plastic pipes for construction 26/4/2006 HJBZ 39-1999
36 HJ/T 227-2005 Mabnetic Electric Antiscale Hydrotreater 26/4/2006 HJBZ 36-1999
37 HJ/T 230-2006 Energy-saving lamps 26/4/2006 HJBZ 15.1-1997
HJBZ 15.2-1997
38 HJ/T 231-2006 Products made from recycled plastics 26/4/2006 HJBZ 44-2000
39 HJ/T 232-2006 Ballasts for tubular fluorescent lamps 26/4/2006 HJBZ 15.3-1997
40 HJ/T 233-2006 Foamed plastics 26/4/2006 HJBZ 42-2000
41 HJ/T 234-2006 Metal welding gas 26/4/2006 HBC 13-2002
42 HJ/T 235-2006 Refrigerating equipment for industry and commerce 26/4/2006 HJBZ 22-1998
43 HJ/T 236-2006 Household refrigerators 26/4/2006 HJBZ 1-2000
44 HJ/T 237-2006 Plastic doors and windows 26/4/2006 HBC 14-2002
45 HJ/T 238-2006 Rechargeable batteries 26/4/2006 HJBZ 7-1994
46 HJ/T 239-2006 Hg-free dry cells and batteries 26/4/2006 HJBZ 9-1995
47 HJ/T 296-2006 Sanitary wares 6/12/2003 HBC 16-2003
48 HJ/T 297-2006 Ceramics tiles 16/11/2006 N/A
49 HJ/T 302-2006 Printers,Fax Machines and Printer/Fax Combinations 16/3/2005 HBC 36-2005
50 HJ/T 303-2006 Furnitures 14/1/2005 HBC 22-2004
51 HJ/T 304-2006 Room Air Conditioners 4/12/2003 HJBZ 18-2000
52 HJ/T 305-2006 Footwears 24/6/2004 HBC 25-2004
53 HJ/T 306-2006 Color Television Broadcasting Receivers 6/12/2003 HJBZ 33-1999
54 HJ/T 307-2006 Ecotypic Textile 4/12/2003 HJBZ 30-2000
55 HJ/T 308-2006 Household Electric Washing Machines 6/12/2003 HJBZ 17-1997
56 HJ/T 309-2006 Woolens 4/12/2003 HJBZ 11-1996
57 HJ/T 310-2006 Mosquito-repellent incense Coil 6/12/2003 HBC 11-2002
58 HJ/T 311-2006 Gas Ranges 6/12/2003 HJBZ 19-1997
59 HJ/T 312-2006 Ceramic ware,glass-ceramic ware and glass dinnerware 24/6/2004 HBC 24-2004
60 HJ/T 313-2006 Microcomputers and Displays 4/12/2003 HBC 15-2002
61 HJ/T 351-2007 Eco-Housing 28/12/2007 N/A
62 HJ/T 362-2007 Solar Collector 28/12/2007 N/A
63 HJ/T 363-2007 Domestic solar water heating system 28/12/2007 N/A
64 HJ/T 370-2007 Offset printing ink 28/12/2007 N/A
65 HJ/T 371-2007 Gravure and flexible printing ink 28/12/2007 N/A
66 HJ/T 410-2007 Copy paper 28/12/2007 N/A
67 HJ/T 411-2007 Faucets 28/12/2007 N/A
68 HJ/T 412-2007 Ready-mixed concrete 28/12/2007 N/A
69 HJ/T 413-2007 Remanufactured toner cartridge 28/12/2007 N/A
70 HJ/T 414-2007 Solvent-based wood coatings for indoor decoration and refurbishing 28/12/2007 N/A
71 HJ/T 423-2008 Aerosol insecticide 23/4/2008 HJBZ 20-1997
72 HJ/T 424-2008 Digital multi-function copier device 23/4/2008 HJBZ 40-2000
73 HJ/T 432-2008 Kitchen furniture 23/4/2008 N/A