According to Executive Order 13101, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998, provides the only legal definition of “environmentally preferable”:

Sec. 201. ‘‘Environmentally preferable’’ means products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose

There are no legal definitions of

  • environmentally friendly
  • eco friendly
  • green
  • natural (outside of FDA and USDA)
  • organic (outside of FDA and USDA)

Read the entire executive order here.