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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
With a recently announced move to help shape the development and certification of green goods, is the EPA bringing standardization to the marketplace or stepping on the toes of already-existing green labels?
September 22, 2010 by Perry Goldschein
The nonprofit eco-labeling group has launched a new certification that looks to measure the environmental impacts of an entire manufacturing firm. Green Seal will provide a walkthrough of the new standard in a webcast on Sept. 15.
September 13, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Home appliance manufacturers agreed on Tuesday to new energy and water efficiency standards for washing machines, clothes dryers, refrigerators and dishwashers that will reduce the nation's utility bills by billions of dollars.
August 3, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
To be successful in the marketplace, manufacturers of any product using energy must be current on efficiency standards. And to be competitive, those companies should also consider third-party certification that their goods meet or exceed efficiency requirements. Experts provide their tips on strategies to do both in a webinar presented by UL Environment, the U.S. Department of Commerce and GreenBiz.com.
July 20, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Ecolabelindex.com allows consumers and companies to compare green certifications side-by-side on their performance, organizational structure and verification systems.
July 1, 2010 by Jeff Rodgers
Companies seeking Energy Star certification for their products must furnish lab test results to verify energy use before they can use the famous label. The new requirement is the latest move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to strengthen the program.
April 15, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy announced efforts to bolster the Energy Star program Friday, days after a survey suggested the brand could be losing its edge in the marketplace.
March 19, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Products like lead-laden lipstick and nuclear-colored gummy worms claim they're "natural." How come the Natural Products Association's new label doesn't fix that?
March 19, 2010 by Diane MacEachern
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) certified more than 100 products to its Cradle to Cradle (C2C) standards last year, bringing the total number of C2C products to more than 300.
March 1, 2010 by GreenerDesign Staff
The nonprofit launched the Industry Innovators (i2) project today with charter member companies Amtrak, Ben & Jerry's, Clif Bar, REI, Shaklee and Timberland, each of whom received Climate Counts' top scores on the moves they've undertaken to address climate change.
February 24, 2010 by GreenBiz Editors
Several new requirements to ramp up the energy efficiency of goods and increase standards for product testing are going on the books in the U.S. and Canada. Here's summary of what manufacturers need to know.
February 16, 2010 by Joshua Saunders