Eco-Friendly Green Seal Certification
By: Danny Lipford
With so many products on the market today claiming to be eco-friendly, how can you tell which ones are really green? The answer is to look for the Green Seal mark of approval. Green Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been around for over 20 years.
Green Seal provides testing and green standards for everything from home products to restaurants and lodging. Watch this video to find out more.
It’s no surprise that in this day and age of green thinking, everybody and their cousin is making green claims. It’s also no surprise that there are a lot of wolves in sheep’s clothing out there. That means it’s more important than ever to have some sort of green certification process to weed out all the imposters.
Green Seal is a non-profit organization that makes it easier for all of us to make educated decisions in this respect. They provide science-based environmental certification standards, not only for products, but for restaurants, the lodging industry and even government policy. These areas can only earn a green seal after rigorous testing, including on-site plant visits.
That testing includes material extraction, continuing with manufacturing and use, and ending with recycling and disposal. The bottom line is that if you see a green seal, you can trust that it’s truly green. Hopefully, everything that makes a green claim in the near future will be required to also carry a green seal.
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