February 23, 2009
OTTAWA, ON, Canada – EcoLogo,
North America''s most respected and established multi-attribute environmental leadership standard and certification mark, is proud to announce the certification of a broad selection of Georgia-Pacific Professional’s tissue, towel and napkin products.
“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,” says Scot Case, Executive Director of the EcoLogo Program.
“EcoLogo certification is a recognition of our long-time commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Bill Sleeper, President of Georgia-Pacific Professional. “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.”
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 standard is based on a multi-attribute lifecycle approach.
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. In a skeptical marketplace, EcoLogo builds the trust needed by providing scientific credibility and proof of environmental leadership.
For a copy of the EcoLogo standards tissue, towel and napkin products, please visit www.ecologo.org.