EMAS System

The European consumer and environmental organisations strongly questioned the usefulness of the EMAS-system and called for a substantive reform. It…

Environmental Management Systems

A study on the subject of alternatives to environmental management systems was finalised. Environmental and consumer groups have repeatedly…

Inner Lining of Ski Helmets for Children

An analysis of the inner lining of ski helmets for children carried out by ÖTI (Austrian Textile Research Institute) showed that more than 50% of the …

Method for the Determination of Plasticizers

The Consumer Council has commissioned a study in order to test a previously developed method for the determination of plasticizers in practice. The…

DI Dr Fiala again ANEC Vice President

Dr. Franz Fiala, the secretary of the Consumer Council, is again confirmed as vice president at the ANEC General Assembly. ANEC is the European…

Legislation on Product Safety

By means of the new Austrian legislation on product safety (PSG 2004) the Consumer Council and its financial support was after all embodied in law.…

Prevention of Packaging

A new publication of the Consumer Council covers the subject prevention of packaging. In contrast to the European standard EN 13428, which does not…

Revision EN 1273

The revision of EN 1273 “Child care articles - Baby walking frames - Safety requirements and test methods” is adopted with a slim…