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New look for CRI’s GLP Logos

For more than 20 years, the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label and Green Label Plus program logos have been two of the most familiar labels in the flooring market. Recent updates to the Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guides Part 260: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims necessitated minor alternations be added to the GLP logos in order for them to remain in compliance with FTC requirements. The new logos for the GLP Carpet and GLP Adhesives programs now contain the phrase, “Indoor Air Quality Carpet/Adhesive Testing Program” as well as the Carpet and Rug Institute web address, www.carpet-rug.org.

CRI welcomes the changes as ways to continue to provide its purchasing partners with the most reliable and recognizable sign that GLP carpets, adhesives, and cushions have the best Indoor Air Quality performance available.

Contact Jeff Carrier at jcarrier@carpet-rug.org or 706.428.2115.

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FTC revises guide for environmental marketing claims

NEW GUIDELINES SEEK TO ELIMINATE GREENWASHING

By Melissa McGuire

In an attempt to continue the elimination of greenwashing, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a revision of its Green Guides (Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims) for marketers/manufacturers to further ensure their products’ claims are accurate and truthful. The changes contain updates to the existing Guides as well as new sections on the use of carbon offsets, green certifications and seals, renewable energy claims, nontoxic claims and renewable materials claims. Continue reading FTC revises guide for environmental marketing claims

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FTC issues revised Green Guides

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revised Green Guides this month to help manufacturers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and not deceptive. The changes include new sections on the use of carbon offsets, green certifications and seals, and renewable energy and renewable materials claims. Continue reading FTC issues revised Green Guides

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ANSI approves resilient sustainability standard; NSF-332 now national specification

ANN ARBOR, MICH.—NSF International, the non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that drafted NSF 140-2007: the Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard, has developed a similar standard for resilient flooring. At the end of April, NSF American National Standard 332: Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Floor Coverings was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

“Certification to ANSI/NSF 332 offers buyers of resilient flooring the highest level of confidence and credibility in a market that is awash in green claims,” said Jane Wilson, director of standards, NSF International. “The goal of this standard is to improve the sustainability profile of resilient floor covering and enable the industry to achieve higher levels of sustainable manufacturing in the future.” Continue reading ANSI approves resilient sustainability standard; NSF-332 now national specification