1. Cleaning of liquid damaged electronics 108

Cleaning of liquid damaged electronics 108

The product group covers cleaning of liquid damaged electronic products like mobile phones, tablets and personal computers.

Cleaning of liquid damaged electronics is in itself a business that stimulate the circular economy, since it prolongs the lifetime of the electronic product and thereby reduces the amount of electronic waist and the need to produce new electronic product.

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel focus on assuring that the costumer experiences the service as a good alternative to throwing out and buying new products, and to assure that the service is done with as small an environmental impact as possible.

Cleaning of liquid damaged electronics:

  • Has a high success rate of min. 70%, which prevents electronics waste and saves resources to produce new electronics.
  • Ensures a fast service.
  • Involves limited use of energy and water.
  • Only uses Ecolabelled cleaning agents.
  • Ensures the correct handling of electronic waste.

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

    1. Start your application process by reading the criteria document and find out if your product can obtain the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. 
    2. Read your Application Guide.
    3. Request login credentials.
    4. Now you are ready to enter the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal.


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    Should you wish to transfer your licence, please use this form

  • Fees valid from 1 january 2024

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* 3 251 EUR + VAT
    Renewal fee* 1 625 EUR + VAT
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region* 541  EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe** 1 625 EUR + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe** 2 709 EUR + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence*** Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: 406 EUR + VAT
    < 8 hours: 812 EUR + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: 1 625 EUR + VAT
    Annual licence fee

    The annual fee is calculated based on the number of units saved from the workshops that are part of the licence (in the whole world).

    1 EUR per successful laptop & 0.5 EUR per successful tablet and phone.

    Minimum annual fee 2 167 EUR + VAT per year
    Maximum fee No maximum fee

    * When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

    ** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1 083 EUR per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

    *** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    Same price applies all over the world.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions.

  • In the criteria document, you can read about how to document and verify compliance for each requirement. You can also find other application documents here.

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for Nordic Ecolabelled cleaning of liquid-damaged electronics


    1.1 ⇛ 1.2: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The valdity of the criteria has been prolonged with 6 months. The new version is called 1.2. and is valid to 1 June 2025.

    1.0 ⇛ 1.1: Adjustment of requirements

    In requirement O2, the rescue percentage has been adjusted. The new version is called 1.1.

    1.0: New criteria

    New criteria for the cleaning of liquid-damaged electronics have been adopted. The criteria are version 1.0 and are valid even on December 31, 2024.

  • In the background document below you will find reasoning and facts behind the specific requirements in the criteria document.

    Here you can also read the comments, requirement for requirement, from the public hearing.

    If the documents are in a Nordic language, you can get help in understanding the sections you need by contacting the product specialist in your chosen country below.