FABRICS FAQ : acronyms / abbreviations


Green Textile Acronyms begin with 'E'

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E3

Encouraging Environmental Excellence - A voluntary rating system for textile factories developed by The American Textile Manufacturers Institute.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

EC50

Effect Concentration 50 - The median exposure concentration (EC50) is the median concentration of a substance that causes some effect in 50 percent of the test animals.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     MBDC

EHS

Extremely Hazardous Substance - Any one of over 366 hazardous chemicals on a list compiled by the EPA to provide a focus for state and local emergency planning.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement - Federal laws and regulations (including NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969) require the federal government to evaluate effects of its actions on the environment and to consider alternative courses of action. An EIS is the required document that describes the positive and negative impacts on the environment as a result of a proposed action, impacts of alternatives and ways to mitigate the impacts. The Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations stipulates the recommended format and content of Environmental Impact Statements.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

EMS

Environmental Management System - An industry-developed and driven management structure that prioritizes compliance with environmental policy objectives and targets effective implementation of environmentally-focused procedures; a key feature of an EMS is the preparation of documented systems, procedures and instructions to ensure effective communication and continuity of such implementation. ISO 14001 specifies the actual requirements for an EMS standard and is the most widely recognized system of this type.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency - The U.S. federal agency established in July of 1970 to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment, air, water and land upon which life depends; works closely with other federal agencies, state and local governments and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws; provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts; and is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs and delegates to states and tribes; responsible for issuing permits, and monitoring and enforcing compliance.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

EPCRA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act - The federal statute (of 1986) that is the third part of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, also known as SARA Title III. This law requires facilities to report the chemicals that they store, established the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and the Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and led to the adoption of the OSHA HAZWOPER standard.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

EPEA

Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency - Founded by Michael Braungart in 1987. The Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency applies Cradle to Cradle methodology to design of new processes, products and services. Headquarters are located in Hamburg, Germany.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

EU-Eco

European Eco-Label - A labeling system using a flower symbol to designate products that have been checked by independent bodies and certified compliant with strict ecological and performance criteria.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     www.eco-label.com