What These Certifications Mean
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified content in paper indicates that the trees cut down were done so in a sustainable fashion. The Forest Stewardship Council uses 10 principles and criteria to ensure that the trees were sourced in an environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable fashion. Feel free to use their FSC Certification database to find FSC certified products!
Green Seal was the first environmental certification certifying nonprofit in the US. Products that they certify with a Green Seal satisfy “credible, transparent, and essential...Environmental Leadership Standards”. Feel free to use their Green Seal certification search to find Green Seal certified products!
Products that are UL ECOLOGO certified have undergone "voluntary, multi-attribute, life-cycle based environmental certifications that indicate a product has undergone rigorous scientific testing, exhaustive auditing, or both, to prove its compliance with stringent, third-party, environmental performance standards." Feel free to use their SPOT database search to find UL ECOLOGO certified products!
The U.S. EPA's Safer Choice program uses their own compliance standards to identify products that "perform and are safer for human health and the environment." Feel free to use their Safer Choice product listing search tool!