Author: Taryn Tuss

Taryn Tuss

Taryn Tuss is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Green Seal.

Oregon Bans PFAS in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Oregon has joined a growing number of states to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetics and personal care products. The “Toxic-Free Cosmetics” bill that passed the state legislature this week prohibits all PFAS and seven other chemicals from cosmetic and personal care products sold in the state beginning in 2027.

Why We’re Certifying Safer Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers

Green Seal is now certifying hand sanitizers that meet the highest standard for safety and performance in the marketplace. With the COVID-19 pandemic spurring many first-time producers to enter the market, the FDA has warned consumers to avoid hundreds of hand sanitizers because of high levels of hazardous ingredients including methanol (wood alcohol) and the contaminant 1-propanol. 

The Fairmont Chicago Reaps Benefits of Certification

In order to set smart and ambitious sustainability goals hotels generally find they must address unique infrastructure, operations, and purchasing challenges, often without a road map.  Significant water, energy and cost savings, increases in corporate bookings, an improved guest experience, and higher staff morale are just some of the benefits that make the effort worthwhile.