Thursday, November 12, 2009

4th Quarter 2009 Report is Out - Happy ULS Week!

Use Less Stuff Week is November 19-25, 2009. It's time for holiday tips and updates to previous research and information. Also learn about your new tool for analyzing the environmental impact of various packaging alternatives - CalcuLess! Go to

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 2009 Newsletter is Available

Read what I did to save energy during this past summer, and how reducing cow burps is good for the environment, and your health. Go the September 2009 issue of The ULS Report.

Friday, April 3, 2009

ULS Certification Program Announced

Earth friendly. Recyclable. Environmentally safe. Biodegradable. Compostable. The list of marketing claims and superlatives seems to get bigger and more confusing daily.

To help consumers make more informed decisions about products and packages, we've created a Sustainable Products Certification Program that allows companies to feature the ULS logo on their packages if they can prove significant reductions in material and energy consumption, and their marketing claims meet FTC guidelines for environmental statements.

You can also read about the program in the just-released April-May-June 2009 newsletter. It also includes Spring Cleaning Tips, an editorial on the importance of facts rather than faith, and a roundup of interesting product trends in sustainability.

Learn more at

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New ULS Report Released!

The January-February-March 2009 ULS Report is now available at The issue covers three key environmental issues: food waste, packaging and consumption. Enjoy!

Monday, January 19, 2009

New LCI Reports on Tuna, Coffee, Milk Packaging

We have just released 3 peer-reviewed Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) studies on packaging alternatives used for tuna, coffee and milk. Go to for overviews, summaries, and full research documentation.

Bob Lilienfeld, Editor