Lidl now also tests Eco-Score in Belgium and the Netherlands
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Lidl has been testing the Eco-Score in Belgium and the Netherlands since the beginning of this week, reports the Lebensmittelzeitung. In Belgium, the score is being tested in 171 shops and labels about one hundred products, e.g. tea, coffee or dairy products. According to a report by Netherlands News Live, the label is also being tested in seven Dutch branches in Gelderland until 31 October. There, about 50 tea and coffee products of the own brand now bear the eco-label.
With the tests, Lidl wants to contribute to establishing an easily understandable sustainability labelling on products. Before the Eco-Score is extended to other branches and products, the tests will first be evaluated, according to the company. Furthermore, it is planned to optimise the environmental compatibility of Lidl products on the basis of the Eco-Score criteria, as the media reports indicate.
In Germany, the discounter chain already launched the label in some branches in and around Berlin at the beginning of June.
What is the Eco-Score?
The Eco-Score ranks the environmental impact of food. The five-level traffic light ranges from dark green A for the least environmental impact to red E for the greatest. Criteria such as: the ecological footprint and the origin of the ingredients, sustainability labels or the type of packaging are taken into account.