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Main Title Environmental labeling issues, policies, and practices worldwide /
Author Davis, G. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Davis, Gary A.
CORP Author Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA. ;Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Energy, Environment and Resources Center.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Pollution Prevention Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA 742-R-98-009; EPA-68-W6-0021
Stock Number PB2006-100948
OCLC Number 41464378
Subjects Eco-labeling
Additional Subjects Labeling ; Marking ; Environmental protection ; Consumer products ; United States ; Foreign countries ; State laws ; Food ; Nutrition ; Program methodology ; Policies ; Environmental labeling ; Voluntary-seal-of-approval programs ; Single-attribute programs ; Hazard warning programs ; Information disclosure programs ; Mandatory government programs
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 742-R-98-009 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 11/11/2005
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 742-R-98-009 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 742-R-98-009 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB2006-100948 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Labeling programs can be classified according to a number of program characteristics. The most important is whether the program relies on first-party or third-party verification. The former is performed by marketers on their own behalf to promote the positive environmental attributes of their products. Programs relying on first-party verification are not addressed in this report. Third-party verification is carried out by an independent source that awards labels to products based on certain environmental criteria or standards. Environmental labeling programs can also be characterized as positive, negative, or neutral. The US programs covered in this report include mandatory government programs, voluntary seal-of-approval programs, single-attribute programs, hazard warning programs, and information disclosure programs. Due to the scope of this report, not every labeling program that may be in existence today is covered (e.g., food is not covered), and the report should not be seen as a comprehensive study of all labeling programs worldwide. The report presents a snapshot of the major environmental labeling programs in existence during the research phase for which information was available.
"December 1998." "EPA Contract No. 68-W6-0021." Includes bibliographical references.