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Environmental certification becoming increasingly crowded and contested field

Posted 3 May 2010 by Jacob Malthouse to Ecolabel News.

About 600 labels worldwide — 80 in the United States — are issued by companies and nonprofit organizations that offer a promise of environmentally friendly qualities, according to a new survey by the World Resources Institute, Duke University and the environmental analyst Big Room Inc. They cover almost every category imaginable — from textiles to tea and tourism, from forest products to food.