Green Leaf Mark – Recycled Content Verification
Intertek's Green Leaf Mark – Recycled Content Verification is used to verify that recycled content claims have been independently validated by an international third-party testing, auditing and certification body.
Once verification is achieved, the Green Leaf Mark – Recycled Content Verification can be used to educate and communicate to consumers about the recycled content attributes of your products, your environmental policies and your brand’s commitment to designing, sourcing and manufacturing eco-friendly products. It can also be used to enhance the marketability of your consumer products.
The Green Leaf Mark – Recycled Content Verification is a consumer product and systems verification that follows a straightforward, three-step process.
- An initial recycled content audit is performed at the manufacturing facility to determine if the percent of recycled content claimed is accurate, reliable and verifiable and annual surveillance is required
- A calculation of input, output and production waste confirms the claim
- Intertek conducts a system review to ensure the management of recycled content is under control
Green Leaf verification specifically for the US market requires compliance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Intertek can partner with you to understand exactly what can and cannot be considered a claim for distribution in the US