USA

USA overview

The International Trade Administration promotes trade and investment in the USA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates product imports. There are compulsory certifications for some products. Voluntary ecolabels are featured on the online EPA Sustainable Marketplace: This also recommends a range of certifications and labels for government procurement contracts. There are over 35 of them, including Australian labels. Below are just a few, including some that are not on the Marketplace.

Certification & labelling types

Ecologo

Ecologo USA

The Ecologo is a voluntary certification administered by UL Environment. They have over 130,000 products in their Sustainable Product (SPOT) database, with a range of accreditations and certifications. They offer services to architects and designers, manufacturers, retailers, and customers. The ECOLOGO Certification Program certification is a multi-attribute, lifecycle based environmental certification that indicates a product has undergone rigorous scientific testing, exhaustive auditing, or both. It proves compliance with stringent, third-party environmental performance standards.

More info: ECOLOGO® Certification Program | UL

Green Seal Certified
EPEAT
TerraCycle
Green Circle Certified Recycled Content Certification
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) schemes