Natural Products Association Home Care

Natural Products Association Home Care

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Natural Ingredients: A product labeled "natural" should be made up of only, or at least almost only, natural ingredients and be manufactured with appropriate processes.Safety: A product labeled "natural" should avoid any ingredient that has peer-reviewed, scientific research showing human health or environmental risk.Responsibility: A product labeled "natural" should use no animal testing in its development except where required by law.Sustainability: A product labeled "natural" should use biodegradable ingredients and the most environmentally sensitive packaging.Products must follow guidelines set out by the Natural Products Association to merit bearing the seal. The criteria include, but are not limited to:Product must be made up of at least 95 percent truly natural ingredients or ingredients that are derived from natural sources, excluding waterNo ingredients with any suspected human health risksNo processes that significantly or adversely alter the natural ingredientsIngredients that come from a purposeful, natural source (flora, fauna, mineral)Processes that are minimal and don't use synthetic/harsh chemicalsNon-natural ingredients only when no viable natural alternative ingredient are available and only when there are absolutely no suspected potential human health risksTransparency and full disclosure of ingredients per CSPA Voluntary Ingredient Communications Program utilizing INCI labeling standards for each ingredient, the substance must be listed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when used in accordance with FDA's good manufacturing practices (GMP) and contain no residues of heavy metals or other contaminants in excess of tolerances set by FDA or EPA or has been reviewed using criteria in this Standard. NPA has developed the NPA Illustrative List as a reference document for the NPA Natural Standard and iCertification Program for home care products.

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The Artterro Paint With Wool Portrait Kit is a perfect introduction to the art of needle felting. Very satisfying and easy to do, simply poke colorful roving wool into the base shape with a felting needle to paint pictures of anything you can imagine. No glue or sewing required. Create four 4-inch masterpieces! This eco art kit provides hours of fun with friends & family, and it includes a bonus project--the box turns into a frame for your finished artwork! Includes natural wool felt canvases, 13 colors of roving wool, felting needles, ideas and instructions. You provide towel or foam pad to work on. Assembled at Goodwill Industries of South-Central Wisconsin. Ages 8 and up.

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The presence of what appears to be a recycling symbol does not necessarily mean that the product or material will be accepted locally. Producers are increasingly manufacturing their goods for a European or worldwide market and are obliged to include a variety of potentially misleading symbols. Consumers should also be aware that some symbols are not for their benefit, but for the waste handling and disposal industry. The internationally-recognized recycling symbol is the 3 chasing arrows icon, the Mobius Loop. Each arrow represents an aspect of a successful recycling program: collection, remanufacturing/reprocessing into a new product, and finally purchase by the consumer. The symbol is only supposed to be used on goods that are 'recyclable' or include 'recycled content', but it has no precise meaning. This symbol may be found on a broad range of products made of a variety of materials.
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