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    ENVIRONMENTAL CLAIMS: A GUIDE FOR INDUSTRY AND ADVERTISERS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English, French

    Published date:  06-01-2008

    Publisher:  Canadian Standards Association

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    1 Introduction
       1.1 General
       1.2 How to use this Guide
       1.3 The global growth of environmental labelling
       1.4 History of environmental labelling guidance documents
             in Canada
    2 Applicable acts
       2.1 General
       2.2 Competition Act
       2.3 Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act
       2.4 Textile Labelling Act
    3 Overall considerations
       3.1 Verification
       3.2 Legislative requirements
       3.3 Life cycle analysis
       3.4 Environmental improvement
       3.5 Objective of CAN/CSA-ISO 14021
    4 General requirements for all claims
       4.1 Basic considerations
       4.2 Relationship with CAN/CSA-ISO 14020
       4.3 Specifics of CAN/CSA-ISO 14021
       4.4 Vague and non-specific claims
       4.5 Claims of "...free"
       4.6 Claims of sustainability
       4.7 Use of explanatory statements
    5 Specific requirements
    6 Symbols
       6.1 General
       6.2 Use of symbols for different environmental claims
       6.3 Symbol for implementation of an environmental management
             system
       6.4 Use of natural objects in symbols
       6.5 Other information or claims
    7 The Mobius loop
    8 Evaluations and claim verification
       8.1 Responsibilities of the claimant
       8.2 Selection of evaluation and claim verification methods
       8.3 Access to information
    9 Comparative claims
    10 Details of selected claims defined in CAN/CSA-ISO 14021
       10.1 General
       10.2 Compostable
       10.3 Degradable
       10.4 Designed for disassembly
       10.5 Extended life product
       10.6 Recovered energy
       10.7 Recyclable
       10.8 Recycled content
       10.9 Reduced energy consumption
       10.10 Reduced resource use
       10.11 Reduced water consumption
       10.12 Reusable and refillable
       10.13 Waste reduction
    Annexes
    Annex A - Environmental labels and declarations, and the ISO
              14000 Series
    Annex B - Principles for all environmental labels and
              declarations
    Annex C - Simplified diagrammatic representation of a recycling
              system
    Annex D - Bibliography

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    Provides guidelines to the users of ISO 14021, Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling), with a best practice guide to the application of the standard and some practical examples of how the standard could be applied to environmental claims in the Canadian marketplace.

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    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Canadian Standards Association
    Status Current

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    ISO 14853:2016 Plastics Determination of the ultimate anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials in an aqueous system Method by measurement of biogas production
    ISO 9004-1:1994 Quality management and quality system elements Part 1: Guidelines
    IEC 60661:1999+AMD1:2003+AMD2:2005 CSV Methods for measuring the performance of electric household coffee makers
    ASTM D 5512 : 1996 Standard Practice for Exposing Plastics to a Simulated Compost Environment Using an Externally Heated Reactor (Withdrawn 2002)
    IEC 61121:2012 Tumble dryers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
    IEC 60456:2010 Clothes washing machines for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
    IEC 60350:1999+AMD1:2005+AMD2:2008 CSV Electric cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and grills for household use - Methods for measuring performance
    ISO 9439:1999 Water quality Evaluation of ultimate aerobic biodegradability of organic compounds in aqueous medium Carbon dioxide evolution test
    ISO 14855:1999 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability and disintegration of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide
    ASTM D 5208 : 2014 : REDLINE Standard Practice for Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics
    ISO 5151:2017 Non-ducted air conditioners and heat pumps — Testing and rating for performance
    ASTM D 5271 : 2002 Standard Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in an Activated-Sludge-Wastewater-Treatment System (Withdrawn 2011)
    ISO 11469:2016 Plastics — Generic identification and marking of plastics products
    ISO/IEC Guide 14:2003 Purchase information on goods and services intended for consumers
    DIN V 54900-3:1998-09 TESTING OF THE COMPOSTABILITY OF PLASTICS - PART 3: TESTING UNDER PRACTICE-RELEVANT CONDITIONS AND TESTING OF QUALITY OF THE COMPOSTS
    ASTM D 5525 : 1994 : REV A Standard Practice for Exposing Plastics to a Simulated Active Landfill Environment (Withdrawn 2002)
    ISO 9408:1999 Water quality Evaluation of ultimate aerobic biodegradability of organic compounds in aqueous medium by determination of oxygen demand in a closed respirometer
    IEC 60379:1987 Methods for measuring the performance of electric storage water-heaters for household purposes
    ISO/IEC Guide 25:1990 General requirements for the competence of calibration and testing laboratories
    ASTM D 5509 : 1996 Standard Practice for Exposing Plastics to a Simulated Compost Environment (Withdrawn 2002)
    ASTM D 3826 : 1998 Standard Practice for Determining Degradation End Point in Degradable Polyethylene and Polypropylene Using a Tensile Test
    IEC 60530:1975 Methods for measuring the performance of electric kettles and jugs for household and similar use
    ISO 5801:2017 Fans — Performance testing using standardized airways
    ASTM D 5247 : 1992 Standard Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradability of Degradable Plastics by Specific Microorganisms (Withdrawn 2004)
    ASTM D 5833 : 2012 Standard Guide for Source Reduction Reuse, Recycling, or Disposal of Steel Cans
    ASTM D 5663 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Guide for Validating Recycled Content in Packaging Paper and Paperboard
    ISO 8561:1995 Household frost-free refrigerating appliances Refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, frozen food storage cabinets and food freezers cooled by internal forced air circulation Characteristics and test methods
    DIN 54900-4:1997-01 (Draft) TESTING OF THE COMPOSTABILITY OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS - PART 4: TESTING OF THE ECOTOXICITY OF THE COMPOSTS
    ISO 14041:1998 Environmental management Life cycle assessment Goal and scope definition and inventory analysis
    ISO 7827:2010 Water quality Evaluation of the "ready", "ultimate" aerobic biodegradability of organic compounds in an aqueous medium Method by analysis of dissolved organic carbon (DOC)
    ASTM D 5209 : 1992 Standard Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in the Presence of Municipal Sewage Sludge (Withdrawn 2004)
    ASTM D 5338 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under Controlled Composting Conditions, Incorporating Thermophilic Temperatures
    ASTM D 5437 : 1993 Practice for Weathering of Plastics Under Marine Floating Exposure (Withdrawn 1999)
    ISO 13253:2017 Ducted air-conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps — Testing and rating for performance
    ASTM D 6003 : 1996 Standard Test Method for Determining Weight Loss From Plastic Materials Exposed to Simulated Municipal Solid-Waste (MSW) Aerobic Compost Environment (Withdrawn 2005)
    DIN V 54900-2:1998-09 TESTING OF THE COMPOSTABILITY OF PLASTICS - PART 2: TESTING OF THE COMPLETE BIODEGRADABILITY OF PLASTICS IN LABORATORY TESTS
    BS 7500(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR MARKING OF RECYCLED PAPER BOARD
    ASTM D 5834 : 1995 Standard Guide for Source Reduction Reuse, Recycling, and Disposal of Solid and Corrugated Fiberboard (Cardboard) (Withdrawn 2004)
    ISO 10707:1994 Water quality Evaluation in an aqueous medium of the "ultimate" aerobic biodegradability of organic compounds Method by analysis of biochemical oxygen demand (closed bottle test)
    IEC 61429:1995 Marking of secondary cells and batteries with the international recycling symbol ISO 7000-1135
    IEC 60675:1994+AMD1:1998 CSV Household electric direct-acting room heaters - Methods for measuring performance
    IEC 60531:1999 Household electric thermal storage room heaters - Methods for measuring performance
    ISO 14040:2006 Environmental management Life cycle assessment Principles and framework
    IEC 60436:2015 Electric dishwashers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
    ISO 14852:1999 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in an aqueous medium Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide
    ISO 14851:1999 Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in an aqueous medium Method by measuring the oxygen demand in a closed respirometer
    AS 4082-1992 Recycled paper - Glossary of terms
    IEC 60705:2010+AMD1:2014 CSV Household microwave ovens - Methods for measuring performance
    EN 45001 : 1989 GENERAL CRITERIA FOR THE OPERATION OF TESTING LABORATORIES
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