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GREEN LABEL is the certification from the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI). Their original (1992) testing program focused on new carpeting and in 2000 the organization introduced the CRI Green Label Vacuum Cleaner Testing Program. This standard tests how well a vacuum removes soil and contains it within the vacuum without spewing back into the environment. The CRI then developed a Seal of Approval testing program for cleaning solutions (spot removers, pre-sprays and in-tank products) and deep cleaning extractors that meet high performance standards. CRI also has a program for building service contractors; those who use extractors and chemicals with their SOA certification are allowed to display an SOA Service Provider decal.