Green Cleaning Products
Poor quality indoor air can produce health effects ranging from headaches dry eyes to nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. We all want to work in an office environment that is comfortable, clean and safe. An important part of ensuring good indoor air quality in Federal facilities is choosing cleaning products that have a reduced impact on human health and the environment.
We call these green cleaners.
What is Green? (Environmentally Preferable Purchasing)
Purchase of "products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared to other products and services that serve the same purpose."
Why convert to green cleaners
-Promotes a healthier working environment
-Improves safety for janitorial workers
-Reduces your agency's environmental footprint
-Green purchasing is an important element of an Environmental Management System (EMS) now required for all federal facilities
-Helps create a more sizable market for cost effective high performance green products
-Helps position your agency as a leader in the use of sustainable business practices
What is the Green Seal?
Green Seal is a U.S. based non-profit organization founded in 1989. EGS establishes eco-labeling criteria/logo and certification process (1st certification 1992) All standards include performance requirements:
-Products should first do their job before environmental impacts are considered
-Poor performance may defeat environmental gains
-Green Seal requires concentrate of at least 1:8 dilution for most categories
Here is a list of Green Seal Certified Products we use:
-Stride Neutral Cleaner (Citrus)
-General Purpose Cleaner (Multi-purpose Cleaner)
-Alpha HP (General Purpose Cleaner)
-Crew Bathroom Cleaner and Scale Remover