WHAT IS GREEN SEAL?
Written by: Green SealGreen Seal is the national nonprofit environmental labeling organization that awards a "Green Sealof Approval" to products that cause less harm to the environment than other similar products.That's less harm as they're manufactured; less harm as they're used; and less harm when they'redisposed of or recycled.
Green Seal's comprehensive scientific research identifies products that are environmentallypreferable. Before a product gets the Green Seal, it must pass rigorous tests and meet our stringentenvironmental standards. The Green Seal on a product tells you the product is among the best youcan buy in terms of environmental impact, packaging and performance.
By setting standards for environmentally preferable products, Green Seal seeks to reduce air andwater pollution; cut the waste of energy and natural resources; slow ozone depletion and the risk ofglobal warming; prevent toxic contamination; and protect fish and wildlife and their habitats.
What Does the Green Seal on a Product Mean?
Green Seal develops environmental standards for consumer products through a public reviewprocess involving environmental organizations, consumer groups, manufacturers and governmentagencies. Products are Green Seal-certified only after rigorous testing and evaluation. And onlythose products that meet Green Seal's tough standards are eligible to bear the Green Seal ofapproval.
Green Seal standards also consider packaging and product performance. The product's got to be agood one to earn the Green Seal; and we require that packaging be minimized and recycledmaterials be maximized.
How Consumers Learn More About The EnvironmentalImpact of Green Seal - Certified Products
Every time a Green Seal appears on a product, it is accompanied by text that explains why thatproduct is environmentally preferable. The text tells consumers the significant environmentalattributes of the product: the amount of certain toxins, post-consumer material, water used perminute, lighting output or other environmental impacts on every package as it relates to the productinside and its packaging.
Can Consumers Trust the Green Seal?
Green Seal is a tax exempt, nonprofit educational organization. Our staff and board membersfollow a detailed Code of Conduct that prohibits financial conflicts of interest. Our process forsetting standards includes public review, and our primary testing contractor is UnderwritersLaboratories, a nonprofit organization that has been a trusted name in America for over 100 years.
Who Runs Green Seal?
Green Seal's diverse and distinguished Board of Directors is composed of business people, publicfigures, and leaders of major national environmental, consumer and other public interestorganizations. Green seal is staffed by environmentalists, scientists and specialists in publiceducation.
How Can I Contact Green Seal Directly??
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