Green Seal releases revised sanitary paper products standard
December 16, 2010
WASHINGTON — Green Seal is proud to announce the release of its revised Standard for Sanitary Paper Products, GS-1, according to a press release.
This standard establishes environmental, health and social requirements for a wide array of paper products, and sets a much higher bar for leadership in the industry, the release noted.
Products certified to the revised GS-1 meet a standard that features improved performance thresholds (i.e. tensile strength, water absorbency); 100 percent recovered material content with increased post-consumer content; processed chlorine free manufacturing; no carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins in papermaking additives; and very minimal optical brighteners, the release stated.
According to the release, the standard also includes added requirements for social responsibility for the manufacturing facility, added sustainability tracking metrics and expanded requirements for packaging.
"Wausau was the first paper company to offer Green Seal-certified towels and tissue for the away-from-home market," said Mark Stanland, vice president of marketing at Wausau Paper.
"The new GS-1 goes farther than any other standard to address the environmental, health and social concerns associated with these products and we applaud Green Seal''s efforts in supporting leadership in sustainability," Stanland added.
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