Standard Projects

Standards in Development

Trash Bags and Can Liners (GS-60)

Summary: Green Seal is developing an environmental leadership standard for trash bags and can liners to reduce plastic pollution and carbon emissions. By verifying high-recycled-content or thin-gauge products that provide uncompromising performance, Green Seal can play a critical role in recognizing producers who are environmental leaders in their industry and providing buyers with reliable low-carbon options in this product category.

Status: Standard proposal in development.


Healthy Green Schools & Colleges

Summary: Healthy Schools Campaign and Green Seal are developing a standard for facility management practices for K-12 school districts and higher education institutions. To support facility management professionals operating with budget limitations, the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges standard prioritizes measures that can make a big impact without major capital investments.

Status: The public comment period closed on October 22, 2021. Green Seal is now reviewing stakeholder input.

Documents for Public Review


Revisions in progress

As a Type I ecolabel, Green Seal develops and maintains standards within an open and transparent process, aligned with best practices in standard development. Green Seal welcomes comments from stakeholders and members of the public. Instructions for submitting comments are included within the proposal documents, available for download below.

PFAS Prohibition, Multi-Standard – Criteria Revision

Status: Public comment is open through January 22, 2022.

Documents for Public Review


  • Green Seal does not currently have any active upcoming revision projects to existing standards.




Please visit our Library of Standards Documents for more information on these and other standard revisions.