Green Business

Green Seal Standards

Our sustainability standards for products, services, and companies are based on life-cycle research, and are developed in an open, transparent, and stakeholder-involved process. Green Seal standards provide criteria and guidelines for manufacturers, service providers, and companies to work toward sustainability and Green Seal certification. Green Seal has 33 issued standards that cover 400 product and service categories.


Paper Products

GS-18 Paper Products Used for Food Preparation

The Green Seal Standard for Paper Products Used in the Preparation of Food, GS-18, establishes environmental requirements for paper products used in the preparation of food such as coffee filters or cupcake liners.

The standard includes product environmental requirements for recycled content, reduced bleaching, and reduced packaging. The standard can serve as a tool to help companies begin to take action to improve their products and is available for Green Seal certification.