Georgia-Pacific Professional recently announced that it has achieved certification to the new ECOLOGO standard (UL 175) and will carry the mark on a selection of the company's tissue, towel, napkin and wiper products previously certified under the old ECOLOGO standard.

ECOLOGO certification is managed by UL Environment, a third-party certification organization. This designation is part of Georgia-Pacific Professional's ongoing effort to offer sustainable products to the marketplace.

The facilities that manufacture Georgia-Pacific Professional's ECOLOGO-certified products under the UL 175 standard underwent a rigorous independent review as part of participation in the program. According to UL Environment, the revised UL 175 standard has an even greater focus on protecting human health.

Sustainability updates to the standard include new criteria on packaging requirements, requirements for the sustainable sourcing of fiber, improved limits on energy consumption, and requirements for biodegradable organic compound additives including optical brighteners.

"This and other third-party certifications highlight our long-term commitment to sustainability, stewardship and meeting the demands of the marketplace," said John Mulcahy, vice president of sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Professional. "This commitment includes our pioneering work to use recycled fiber in many of our products and our innovation in creating waste-reducing solutions for our customers."

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