The symbol “Animal Free Declaration” indicates that the products to which it refers do not contain substances derived from animals.
Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The BioPreferred Program was created by the 2002 Farm Bill and reauthorized and expanded as part of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). The Program’s purpose is to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities. The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our nation’s reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts. The two major parts of the Program are: mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and their contractors and a voluntary labeling initiative for biobased products.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization established in 1993 to support economically sustainable forest management in the world. The FSC®’s vision is that the forests of the world meet the social, ecological and economic rights and needs of actual generation without compromising the rights and needs of the citizens, providing a system of voluntary accreditation and independent third-party certification. This system allows certificate holders to market their products and services as a result of an environmentally appropriate handling of the forests , socially beneficial and economically worth it.
Green-e® is the trusted global leader in clean energy and carbon offset certification. We make it easy for businesses and individuals to purchase verified clean energy with confidence, and for consumers to choose sustainable products and services. We advocate for the advancement of clean energy policy, markets, and technology, and believe in their economic and environmental benefits. By working together, we are powering a renewable future. Green-e® is recommended or required in leading environmental standards like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), The Climate Registry (TCR), B Corporation, Cradle to Cradle, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, and others. Since 1997, Green-e® has been a program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, based in San Francisco, CA.
EKOenergy is an eco-label, supported by 40 environmental organisations based in Helsinki. This label promotes the widespread use of renewable energy sources in Europe and the protection of climate and the environment. EKOenergy is an international ecolabel for electricity, gas and heat. In addition to being 100% renewable, energy sold under the EKOenergy brand meets strict criteria of environmental sustainability and raises funds to finance renewable energy projects.
EN 71 (in Italy UNI EN 71) is a European technical standard governing the safety requirements of toys. The legislation has been transposed by Italian law and published in Italy by the Italian National Unification Authority under the name of UNI EN 71.
The Global Recycle Standard is sponsored by Textile Exchange, one of the most important international non-profit organizations for responsible and sustainable development in the textile industry. The standard recognises the importance of recycling for the growth of a sustainable production and consumption model, with the aim of reducing the consumption of resources (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and increasing the quality of recycled products. The GRS provides for the issuance of a verified environmental statement by a third party that ensures the content of recycled materials of their products, both intermediate and finished, the maintenance of traceability throughout the entire production process, restrictions on the use of chemicals and compliance with environmental and social criteria at all stages of the production chain from the recycling of materials, to the subsequent manufacturing stages, to the labelling of the finished product. The stages not covered by the certification are waste collection, sorting, sorting and grouping. Products and manufacturing activities can be certified according to GRS.
The manufactured cover materials with this logo do not contain any concentrates of phthalate plasticizers above 0,1 % m/m. Therefore the cover material products are Non-phthalate.
Oeko-tex standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile products for all types of production through the textile control chain. The Confidence in Textiles label on every product that follows the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 indicates that the manufacturer is certified as environmentally friendly both in processes and in factories, as well as tested for the absence of harmful substances. The certification was established in 1992 and is awarded by the International Association for Research and Control in the Textile Ecology Sector, an association formed spontaneously by many laboratories around the world.
A paper (office paper, newspaper, wrapping paper, etc.) is defined as post-consumer after being used for its intended purpose and separated from solid waste to be recycled into new paper. The higher the content of post-consumer waste, the closer you get to a real “closed loop” recycling process. Products made from PCW fibres save resources such as trees, water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, and PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters globally. Peta’s cruelty-free and vegan certification process is designed to verify that a company is not using any animal-derived ingredients in their products or testing them on animals. The certification is also an assurance to consumers that the company is adhering to Peta’s high standards for animal welfare.
The PIW, post industrial waste or post-industrial waste, is the process of recovery of valuable materials such as paper, plastic, metal, wood and glass, starting from end-of-life products.
Proposition 65 (full name: Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) is a 1986 law regulating the presence of chemicals in products marketed in California. The list of substances that may be carcinogenic or toxic to reproduction is updated annually by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) is used as a consumer chain standard to track recycled materials in the supply chain. RCS verifies the presence and quantity of recycled material in the final product. This is done through third party input and supply chain verification. It enables independent, transparent, consistent and comprehensive assessment and verification of the recycled content requirements of individual products.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) is a European Union regulation of 18 December 2006 officially called (EC) No. 1907/2006, concerning registration, the assessment, authorisation and restriction of chemicals.
The main purpose of the Regulation is to improve knowledge of the dangers and risks arising from the use of existing (introduced on the market before September 1981) and new (after September 1981) chemicals and at the same time to maintain and strengthen the competitiveness and innovative capabilities of the European chemical industry.
The recycling of paper is the process by which waste paper is turned into a new paper product.
It has a number of important benefits: It saves waste paper from occupying homes of people and producing methane as it breaks down. Because paper fibres contain carbon (originally absorbed by the tree from which it is produced), recycling keeps the carbon locked up for longer and out of the atmosphere.
The RoHS Directive is the 2002/95/EC (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) introduced in February 2003 by the European Community. This legislation imposes restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in the construction of various types of electrical and electronic equipment.
A product is defined vegan when it does not contain any animal or animal ingredients.
Wrup-Cycling is an applied upcycling process that supports the circular economy.
Upcycling means reusing objects to create a product of higher quality, real or perceived. Through the WRUP-CYCLING waste paper, plastic, leather and cotton are transformed into new coating materials, thus continuing their life cycle. From waste, therefore, new high-quality coating materials are generated.