PEF screening study

PEF Screening study – CEPE

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Ecomatters has performed the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) (http://ec NULL.europa NULL.eu/environment/eussd/smgp/index NULL.htm) screening study on decorative paints in full compliance with the PEF requirements. Six reference products have been analysed, evaluating the four main categories of decorative paints in Europe in 2012. The results of the analysis will be used to test the PEF methodology and to support the development of the PEF Category Rules (PEFCRs) for the decorative paints product group.

The project

In the context of the development of Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology by the European Commission, 27 PEF pilot projects (http://ec NULL.europa NULL.eu/environment/eussd/smgp/ef_pilots NULL.htm) were launched in 2013/14. CEPE (http://www NULL.cepe NULL.org)– the European Council of Paint, Printing Ink and Artist’s Colours Industry – has been selected to lead the Technical Secretariat of the pilot project for decorative paints, and has in this capacity commissioned the PEF Screening study on decorative paints to Ecomatters.

We have performed the PEF screening study on decorative paints in full compliance with the PEF requirements. Six reference products have been analysed, covering the four main categories of decorative paints. The results will be used to support the development of the Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for the decorative paints product group and test the PEF methodology. This methodology is an initiative within the Resource Efficiency Roadmap, and will potentially be used for future green public procurement, eco-labelling schemes and tax frameworks (e.g. value added tax, VAT).

Ecomatters’ knowledgeable and flexible approach contributed to the project:

  • Autonomous execution of the analysis based on defined questions
  • Adjustment to the project requirements, goal and scope
  • Specific and deep knowledge on PEF/LCA methodologies
  • Flexible and effective feedback and presentation of results
  • Efficient execution of the PEF study and report