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&r=1" class="c1"> Ecosalt is an ecolabel for solar salt that aims to supply the consumers with more information about the environmental issues related with salt production.

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The environmental impacts of salt production are typically disregarded in studies, since it seems a benign product which is only consumed in small amounts. However, salt is an essential part of almost any diet, and therefore it has an importance far greater than it seems at first sight

ECOSALT – Eco-labelling of Traditional Sea Salt and “Flor de Sal” is a project that intends to study and optimize the production of traditional sea salt, and also its by-product, “flor de sal”, which is produced in solar saltworks. To achieve this goal, a norm for environmentally sustainable salt production was written. Parties certified by this norm may use an eco-label in their products. This label confirms that their salt was produced according to the best available techniques. It also reports the impacts caused or avoided by that type of production. The calculations of these impacts are done according to the method developed in ECOSALT.

The project also contemplates a communication plan, which intends to supply consumers with more information about environmental-oriented purchases, in order to better inform them and influence their consumption patterns. This communication plan aims, for example, to generalize the diffusion of concepts like the ecological footprint, life cycle of products and environmental impacts.

ECOSALT is the first example of an eco-label developed using the concept of Ecological Footprint.