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Landfill-Free: Don’t Just Say It, Prove It

Landfill-Free: Don’t Just Say It, Prove It

By NSF INTERNATIONAL An increasing number of organizations are claiming landfill-free (or zero waste to landfill) status or establishing goals to get there. Many are taking the extra step of verifying their claim with an independent third party. Why is verification valuable when so many others just issue a press … Read more »

NSF International Launches Automotive Recycler Certification Program

An automotive recycler certification program, launched by NSF International, aims to provide independent, third-party certification to verify that automotive recyclers are able to meet grading, labeling and traceability requirements as well as federal, state and local recycler requirements. The global standards and certification organization introduced the NSF Full-Service Automotive Recycler … Read more »

Green Building Consortium Launched for Environmental Product Declarations Market

Leading green building organizations — ASTM International, ICC Evaluation Service, NSF International and Sustainable Minds — tomorrow will launch the first Program Operator Consortium in the environmental product declarations market at Greenbuild 2015. The consortium will serve as an expert resource and advocate for creating product category rules (PCRs), reviewing … Read more »

NSF Approves Auto Parts Meeting Environmental Claims

NSF International has introduced a mark that identifies automotive collision replacement parts that have met specific environmental claims. These claims include low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints and primers, recycled packaging made with non-toxic materials, and solvent-free coating on the package and part marking/labeling. Manufacturers of NSF International certified automotive … Read more »

NSF Receives ANSI Program Operator Status to Develop PCRs, Verify EPDs

NSF International has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a program operator for both the development of product category rules (PCRs) and the verification of environmental product declarations (EPDs). As an EPD and PCR program operator, NSF International says it will help meet the growing demand … Read more »

NSF Verifies First Industry-Wide EPD for Water, Sewer Piping

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA) has published the first North American industry-wide environmental product declaration (EPD) for water and sewer piping, and it has been verified by NSF Sustainability. The EPD was developed in compliance with international environmental management guidelines (ISO 14025) and benchmarks the impacts of seven PVC … Read more »

Water Treatment Chemicals Standards Helps Manufacturers Measure Environmental Impact

NSF International and the American Water Works Association have published the first American national standard for assessing the sustainability of water treatment chemical products: NSF/AWWA/ANSI 416: Sustainability Assessment Standard for Water Treatment Chemical Products. Manufacturers and distributors (including repackagers and relabelers) of water treatment chemicals now have a framework for … Read more »

recycling

Sustainable Waste Solutions Earns NSF Landfill-Free Verification

Sustainable Waste Solutions has earned landfill-free verification from NSF Sustainability, a division of the global public health organization NSF International. Landfill-free verification demonstrates that more than 99 percent of waste generated by SWS never reaches a landfill but is rather reused, recycled or processed as waste to energy. SWS provides … Read more »

Jamie Gregorian

Environmental Executive Moves: White House, NSF, BIO, Aclara, Locus Technologies

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. White House: Brian Deese will replace the outgoing John Podesta as a top adviser to President Obama with a special focus on implementing Obama’s climate-change agenda, the National Journal reports.Deese is currently the deputy director of the White … Read more »

NSF International Develops Traceable Down Standard

NSF International has developed the Global Traceable Down Standard in response to growing consumer and industry concern about responsible sourcing of down for apparel and bedding. NSF International’s Sustainability division will provide independent third-party auditing and certification services for product manufacturers to this standard following publication this month. Patagonia approached … Read more »

SeaCure

Ballast Water Treatment System Benefits Ship Operators

The NSF International Independent Laboratory will begin testing Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCure ballast water management system in preparation of US Coast Guard full type approval. The SeaCure BWMS system has already received International Maritime Organization type approval and USCG alternate management system acceptance for capacities of 300-4,000 m3/h in all … Read more »