To be awarded EcoLogo certification for its tissue, towel and napkin products, Georgia-Pacific Professional had to meet stringent criteria addressing environmental issues such as: Recycled content, energy consumption, aquatic toxicity, emissions and waste, the release stated.
Scot Case, executive director of the EcoLogo Program, said: "We are thrilled to welcome Georgia-Pacific Professional into the EcoLogo Program. In being awarded EcoLogo certification, Georgia-Pacific Professional has decided to have its long-time commitment to environmentally-preferable products recognized by a credible, third party."
The EcoLogo Program is designed to support a continuing effort to improve environmental quality by reducing energy consumption and by minimizing the impacts of pollution generated by the production, use and disposal of goods and services, the release noted.
In a skeptical marketplace, EcoLogo builds the trust needed by providing scientific credibility and proof of environmental leadership based on a multi-attribute lifecycle approach, the release added.
President of Georgia-Pacific Professional Bill Sleeper said: "EcoLogo certification is a recognition of our long-time commitment to environmental stewardship. From being a pioneer in recycling to making products that help reduce waste, Georgia-Pacific Professional is dedicated to being a sustainable partner with our customers."
For a copy of the EcoLogo standards tissue, towel and napkin products, please visit www.ecologo.org.