Hoover drops washing machine eco-label

Hoover has confirmed that it will not be re-applying for the EC eco-label for its current range of washing machines when the eco-label criteria are updated later this year. Marketing Manager Caroline Knight told ENDS that the eco-label had failed to increase sales of its New Wave range, but claimed the main reason for dropping the label when it changed its range last year was that "the most important environmental information, on energy efficiency, later became available through the mandatory energy label".

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