On October 12, 2023, Green Seal’s Vice President of Certification, Sara Risley joined Softly Solutions’ Mollie Hughes for a webinar to discuss the value of certification for businesses, purchasers, and consumers, and how to find Green Seal-certified products.
Green Seal is recruiting qualified applicants to join a working group that will assist with a revision to our GS-1 Sanitary Paper Products standard. We are looking for individuals that can provide technical and market expertise and have specialized knowledge of the paper industry, solid waste and recycling, and carbon benefits of alternative fibers (e.g., bamboo).
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.
In celebration of Earth Day, Green Seal released its 2023 Impact Report, showcasing how we and our partners are accelerating the transition to safer and more sustainable products and spaces. The report highlights the impacts of Green Seal’s programs; key partnerships with organizations including Amazon, Wayfair, the U.S. Green Building Council, ISEAL, Health Product Declaration
Disruptive homecare brand Safely discusses their Green Seal partnership and creating effective products with elevated scents and safer ingredients.
Commercial cleaning service provider Link Hospitality discusses the value of green cleaning and the impact Green Seal certification has on their operations.
The Green Seal designation further solidifies Outrigger’s allegiance to meeting the highest standards of protecting the health and environment for its guests and hosts.
Green Seal is proud to announce that we are now an ISEAL Community Member, joining a prestigious, committed group of sustainability organizations that are driving positive social and environmental change.
Exposure to toxic chemicals is linked to a variety of health and environmental safety concerns that put people at risk. Instead of trying to find safer products based on SDSs that may be missing critical hazard details, choose Green Seal-certified products for more peace of mind.
Green Seal is proposing a certification standard for trash bags and can liners to recognize products that use less virgin plastic while maintaining top performance. This standard introduces the new concept of plastic efficiency, which prioritizes the result – curbing virgin plastic use – over the method used to achieve it.
Green Seal’s partnership with Amazon Climate Pledge Friendly has expanded to the U.K. and the European Union. Amazon customers in the U.K., Germany, Italy, France, and Spain now see a “Climate Pledge Friendly” label on the listings for products certified by Green Seal.
Wayfair’s newest feature makes it simple for customers to shop for more sustainable home products and encourages brands to produce and source more sustainably. The Shop Sustainably filter allows shoppers to find products that are certified by Green Seal or select other trusted third-party organizations to meet meaningful sustainability standards.
A new study finds there are two key methods hotels can use to successfully convert their green certification credentials into more bookings. Green Seal-certified hotels are well positioned to capitalize on this by communicating the features of their certification, like meeting leadership standards for recycling, energy use, water use, HVAC maintenance, and sustainable purchasing, among other criteria.
Update: The third public comment period for the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Standard has ended. Green Seal and Healthy Schools Campaign are proposing several improvements to our Healthy Green Schools & Colleges™ standard criteria to clarify and consolidate standard criteria; better address differences between K-12 school districts and higher education institutions, and provide more flexibility for schools to implement measures that foster healthy indoor environments for students and staff.
Green Seal’s standards have long prohibited long-chain PFAS formally classified as hazardous. However, a growing body of evidence indicates that short-chain PFAS known as “safer substitutes” have the same harmful health and environmental effects as the legacy PFAS they are replacing. Green Seal’s newly expanded prohibition on all PFAS in certified cleaning and personal care products promotes safer options for consumers and recognizes industry leaders who are taking important steps to protect human health and reduce environmental pollution.