01 Jun '12, 1pm

UL Environment plans to simplify green labeling and certification

UL Environment plans to simplify green labeling and certification

The rise of green labeling and certifications has proven to be both a help, and a hindrance to consumers. The lack of a single green labeling system often leaves consumers wondering who to believe. This is where UL Environment has stepped to by developing a supplement to its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) — the EPD Transparency Brief . In short, the EPD, or ‘the green yardstick’, is an extensive report of a product’s life cycle from cradle to cradle. The new Transparency Brief aims to simplify the report in manageable bits which verify a specific product’s “environmental impacts, materials, recyclability and more”. Lindsay James, partial creator of the Brief and the Director of Sustainability at Interface remarks that “once people saw how long the EPD was, there would be a decrease in interest”. The Brief aims to remedy the problems and complexity of the EPD with ...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2012/06/01/ul-environm...

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