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Seven things you should know about ecolabeling.
November 4, 2019 by Doug Gatlin
Barrages of logos and labels are often overlooked by consumers, but here's how to get around that.
May 24, 2018 by Julie Rice
The eco-labeling organization's CEO is leaving after 24 years. Here's what he learned about what it takes to nudge buyers toward greener products.
October 2, 2017 by Joel Makower
If sustainability can be embraced by luxury good brands will retail goods follow suit?
May 5, 2015 by Will Nichols
The president of Rainforest Alliance, a prolific certifier of sustainable goods, explores the real-world impact of sustainability labels.
May 30, 2014 by Tensie Whelan
In response to cries of animal mistreatment, some winter-wear companies have sworn off live-plucked, force-fed down, while others have dropped it completely.
February 10, 2014 by Christina DesMarais
In a move to grow the market for Fair Trade products, the longtime head of Fair Trade USA proposes to allow much bigger coffee growers into the certification -- a move that some say runs contrary to the whole purpose of Fair Trade.
May 15, 2012 by Marc Gunther
The organization behind the world-spanning certification for environmentally and socially responsible computers has hired Robert Frisbee as its first CEO, and adds Mike Biddle of MBA Polymers, Amy Knight of Hasbro, Inc., and Carl Smith of Call2Recycle to its board.
March 15, 2012 by Matthew Wheeland
All cell phones sold through Sprint must go through the certification process for the UL-ISR 110 standard, although it's likely that all phones won't meet the standard, which Sprint helped to develop with UL Environment.
January 9, 2012 by Tilde Herrera
Although there is a veritable flood of eco-labels on the global market -- 426 and counting -- leading companies have created at least four ways to use eco-labels to boost their brands, sales and reduce their footprint.
November 15, 2011 by Dinah A. Koehler and Chris Park
The fifth annual report from the group that administers the green electronics certification finds global growth expanding rapidly, leading to 9 million megawatt-hours of energy savings and 16 million metric tons of materials savings in 2010 alone.
November 1, 2011 by Matthew Wheeland
Despite increasing clutter among green labels and products, and an ever-more-worrisome economy, sales of Fair Trade-certified products nearly doubled over last year. What does that say about green consumers?
September 30, 2011 by Marc Gunther
A new Green Seal standard looks at the life cycles of nail polish, lotion, hair spray and other personal care goods.
May 4, 2011 by Jonathan Bardelline
One-hundred-eleven companies received Energy Star honors from the U.S. EPA in the annual awards program that recognizes the most the energy efficient businesses in a national program that now has more than 20,000 members.
April 15, 2011 by GreenBiz Editors
Procter & Gamble has pledged to seek LEED certification for all new facilities in the company's latest move to pursue its recently announced sustainability vision. The consumer packaged goods behemoth made the commitment as it broke ground on manufacturing plant in China.
February 25, 2011 by GreenerBuildings Staff
For a company with more than 115 years of history under its belt, Underwriters Laboratories is making big plans for the future, and its environmental wing has set its sites on meeting the market for reliable sustainability certifications.
February 12, 2011 by Matthew Wheeland
Cell phone makers are getting a standard to determine how sustainable their products are.
January 6, 2011 by Jonathan Bardelline
About a third of eco-minded grocery shoppers are leery about products labeled "natural" and two out of three say they'd like to see standards set for goods that bear the description, according to a new study.
December 30, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Nearly 18 months after opening up the certification to the entire world, the Green Electronics Council has appointed six organizations as certified qualifying bodies, allowing for even further expansion of the EPEAT system.
December 7, 2010 by Matthew Wheeland
Certifications developed by nonprofit groups may be more stringent and set a higher bar than industry-led or for-profit ecolabels, but they don't always lead to the greatest impact. Here's how to make the most of any certification system.
October 11, 2010 by Joshua Saunders
Should the federal government have a role in developing green product standards? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to hear from you on subject and will accept public comment until October 17.
October 8, 2010 by Leanne Tobias
Will green marketers be singing the blues following the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s <a href='../../../../../../news/2010/10/06/new-ftc-green-marketing-rules-warn-against-sweeping-claims/?src=int'>long-awaited release</a> Wednesday of proposed revisions to its “Green Guides?"
October 7, 2010 by Perry Goldschein
In the proposed revision to its Green Guides, the FTC advises companies to avoid unqualified and general environmental benefit claims that are near impossible to prove, such as "eco-friendly." And if a product is made with renewable materials, companies need to identify the type of material, how it is sourced, and why it is renewable.
October 6, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The EPA announced it will redesign its label for new cars to make it easier for consumers to buy the cleanest, most fuel efficient models. But in a recent poll, the two label designs proposed by the EPA confused consumers, who cared more about gas mileage and fuel costs than the new environmental information the EPA now wants to include.
September 30, 2010 by ClimateBiz Staff
As a society, we love choices -- but with more than 300 green certifications and labels on the market, and more lining up every year, the system has gotten a bit out of control.
September 23, 2010 by Joshua Saunders