1)the certified organic label is regulated by the USDA and indicates the absence of most conventional fertilizers and chemicals. A processed product(one that contains more than two ingredients)must have at least 95% organic material
2)The Demeter-certified Bio-dynamic designation means that farmers use practices emphasizing a holistic connection with nature. The nonprofit has been certifying produce and wine since 1982 and bans harmful chemicals and synthetic fertilizers.
3)Fair Trade products like coffee and chocolate are certified by the Fair Trade Federation, an international group working to relieve poverty. They ensure that producers receive a fair wage and that production practices promote long-term environmental sustainability and community development.
4)Green Seal is an independent nonprofit that promotes the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products. The seal accredits everything from hand soap to hotels.
5)Local generally refers to products grown within a 100-to-150 mile radius. Transporting goods locally uses fewer fossel fuels than shipping them from around the word. buy local
6)Natural means that the product contains no artificial colours or flavors ..not certified or regulated
7)Post-consumer recycled is material that has been sold, used and then recycled. It is the gold standard for recycled products
8)Sustainable forestry paper products are certified by the forest stewardship council and come from forests that are managed for long-term productivity and biological diversity.