GreenCupboards Eco-Traits

What are Eco-Traits? The Eco-Traits reflect unique, environmentally friendly characteristics of the products we sell. The icons below make it easy to shop at GreenCupboards. Rather than acting as certifications, Eco-Traits describe products. When shopping, look for the Eco-Trait icons on product pages.

Why are Eco-Traits assigned? The Eco-Traits help GreenCupboards meet our goal to communicate transparently by showing shoppers the criteria used when deciding whether or not a product or brand is a fit for the site. Each week, the Green Compliance Team (GCT) uses the Eco-Traits to review partner manufacturing standards, product composition and uses in order to determine whether or not products are a fit for GreenCupboards undertaking to supply products for a better planet.

  • Organic
    Organic grown and produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or hormones.
  • Smart Manufacturing
    Smart Manufacturing supplier uses wind and/or solar power, purchases carbon credits and/or uses energy efficient machinery during manufacturing.
  • Handmade
    Handmade these products are handcrafted individually, not by machine.
  • Cruelty Free
    Cruelty Free no animals were tested on or harmed during the process of the product.
  • Energy Efficient
    Energy Efficient product uses less energy than its previous models or other alternatives.
  • Eco-Education
    Eco-Education products to inspire, enlighten, and promote an awareness and appreciation for the green lifestyle.
  • Kosher
    Kosher foods made or processed in accordance with Halakhic legal stipulations.
  • Recyclable
    Recyclable uses materials that are able to be recycled.
  • Sustainable Materials
    Sustainable Materials uses materials that are sustainable; examples: bamboo, wool, hemp, birch or beech wood.
  • Fair Trade
    Fair Trade products made or obtained in an equitable compensation from producers and vendors primarily based in developing countries.
  • Smart Packaging
    Smart Packaging packaging material uses recycled boxes, soy ink and/or minimal packaging material is used and the packaging is recyclable.
  • Vegan
    Vegan made without the use of animal products, animal testing or process that use animal products or byproducts.
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free products are not composed of BPA (Bisphenol A).
  • Biodegradable
    Biodegradable products are able to decompose naturally and relatively quickly.
  • Reusable
    Reusable helps classify products that by design are engineered to withstand multiple uses thereby reducing unneeded consumption.
  • Recycled
    Recycled includes material that is re-used. This includes papers, plastics, metals and silica.
  • Made in the USA
    Made in the USA assembled in full in the USA, cutting down on international shipping and supporting the national economy.
  • Non-GMO
    Non-GMO Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are not used in the products to enhance flavor or alter the genetic material.
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free products made without the use of dairy.
  • Non-Toxic
    Non-Toxic products are free of harmful chemicals such as PVC, phthalates, lead or parabens.
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free made without any gluten, and processed in a dedicated gluten free facility.
  • Grain Free
    Grain Free wet and dry pet foods and snacks that are free of grain products and by products.
  • Filtration & Purification
    Filtration & Purification products to aid in the removal of impurities, contaminants, and allergens from various environments.