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Grocery/Miscellaneous Store - Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

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others do not. Go to the vendor list author home page link to get more details on how each program generates their
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which authored the vendor list directly via the contact information provided in the vendor list table.

Vendor Lists
Product
Program (& Contact)
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Products Awarded with Eco-Label?
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Attributes
Methodology
Date Finalized
Prohibited Substances
Limited Substances
Other Attributes
Bathroom and Spa Cleaners USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 74% minimum biobased content

05/14/2008 
Bleach (powdered laundry) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

 

Acute oral toxicity chemicals Phosphates
Toxics
Phosphonates
Biodegradable contents
Packaging

08/30/96 
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners (General Purpose) USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 54% minimum biobased content

05/14/2008 
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners (Stain Removers) USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 7% minimum biobased content

05/14/2008 
Cleaner (Glass) USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

None stated None stated Less toxic

 
Cleaner (Multi-Surface) USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

None stated None stated Less toxic

 
Cleaners USA - United Soybean Board Web site

No 

None stated None stated Biobased materials

 
Cleaners & Cleaning Supplies USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500

 

None stated None stated Fulfills required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
Recycled content

 
Cleaners (All Purpose) USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
neoprene/chloroprene
Lead
Hexavalent Chromium
Cadmium
Mercury
Chlorinated organic compounds
Fluorinated organic compounds
Brominated organic compounds
and other chemicals with high hazard to human & environmental health
This product is assessed in the following categories: Toxicity to human and environmental health; Recyclability/Compostability; Recycled/Renwable Content; Use of Renewable Energy during manufacturing; Water Stewardship during manufacturing; Social Responsibility of manufacturer

 
Cleaners (all purpose) European Union - EU Eco-Label Web site

Yes 

Synthetic nitro musk compounds
APEOs
Nitromusks
Polycyclic Musks
EDTA
NTA
Quaternary ammonium compounds
Glutaraldehyde
Sensitizing substances
Acute oral toxicity chemicals
Phosphorous
Phosphonates
VOCs
Petroleum oil
Biocides
Biodegradability of surfactants
Customer information
Reduced harmful ingredients

06/27/2001 
Cleaners (all purpose) Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

Carcinogens
Genotoxins
Toxins
Reproductive toxins
Allergens
Surfactants
Reactive chlorine compounds
Irritants
EDTA
Dyes
Fragrances
NTA
Phosphorus
Aquatic toxins
Bioconcentration factor
Biodegradable contents
Concentrated
Corrosivity
Dyes
Fragrances
Packaging
pH

06/15/03 
Cleaners (automotive) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Cleaners (Bathroom) USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

None stated None stated Fewer materials
recycled content

 
Cleaners (boat) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Cleaners (Consumer) USA - EPA Design for the Environment Libby Sommer, sommer.elizabeth@epa.gov
 
phthalates, known reproductive toxicants, known mutagens, known neurotoxicants, alkylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogens (known, probable, or possible), ethylene glycol ethers, chorine bleach, inorganic phosphates, other chemicals with effective, available, safer substitutes highly corrosive chemicals, highly combustible chemicals, VOCs endocrine disruption, fragrance screening, internal organ effects, skin sensitization, respiratory sensitization (asthmagens), acute toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity
10/1/2009 
Cleaners (general purpose) Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

Phosphates
Alkylphenol ethoxylate
Ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid
Nitrilotriacetic acid
Halogenated organic solvents
Butoxy-ethanol
Carcinogenic chemicals
VOCs Aquatic toxicity
Bioconcentration factor
Biodegradable contents
Lifecycle considerations
Packaging
Safety and performance standards

05/06/95 
Cleaners (general purpose) USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400

Yes 

EDTA
NTA
Chlorine bleach
Sodium hypochlorite
Nonylphenol ethoxylate
Petroleum-based solvents
Gycol ethers
Phenolic compounds and surfactants
Phosphates
VOCs
Biodegradable
Neutral pH
Non-toxic
Packaging
Vegetable-based surfactants

03/01/98 
Cleaners (industrial and institutional) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated Phosphates
Toxics
Phosphonates
Heavy metals
Biodegradable contents
Other material use
Packaging
Process and production method
Recyclable contents

11/02/93 
Cleaners (Multipurpose) USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 56% minimum biobased content

10/27/2009 
Cleaners (Oven and Grill) USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 66% Minimum Biobased Content

 
Cleaners (pen, ink, and graffiti remover) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Cleaners (pre-paint) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable contents
Product emissions

 
Cleaners (windshield) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Cleaning and Degreasing Compounds (bio-based) Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

APEO
Aromatic solvents
Chlorinated organic solvents
Butoxy-ethanol
EDTA
NTA
Phosphorous-based builders
VOCs
Biologically-based
Non-toxic
Zero ozone depleting potential

None stated 
Cleaning Products with Low Potential for Environmental Illness or Endocrine Disruption Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

Ethylene oxide None stated Biodegradable
Low emission VOCs

None stated 
Cleaning Products (Consumer) USA - EPA Design for the Environment Libby Sommer, sommer.elizabeth@epa.gov
 
phthalates, known reproductive toxicants, known mutagens, known neurotoxicants, alkylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogens (known, probable, or possible), ethylene glycol ethers, chorine bleach, inorganic phosphates, other chemicals with effective, available, safer substitutes highly corrosive chemicals, highly combustible chemicals, VOCs endocrine disruption, fragrance screening, internal organ effects, skin sensitization, respiratory sensitization (asthmagens), acute toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity
10/1/2009 
Cleaning Products (Specialty) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

 

None stated None stated Less toxic

 
Cleaning Supplies: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Cleaning Supplies USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated Low VOC
Recycled content
Biodegradable packing materials required by U.S. Navy Plastics Removal in the Environment
conserve energy and/or water
Energy Star
FEMP-designated energy efficient
Includes GSA's environmentally-oriented products and services available in its supply system. This includes thousands of products offered that have recycled or biobased content
Lead-free
or contain reduced pollutants. The Guide also provides information about the environmental services offered by GSA. CPG
Ozone-safe
Water conservation

11/03/03 
Consumer Cleaning Products USA - EPA Design for the Environment Libby Sommer, sommer.elizabeth@epa.gov
 
phthalates, known reproductive toxicants, known mutagens, known neurotoxicants, alkylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogens (known, probable, or possible), ethylene glycol ethers, chorine bleach, inorganic phosphates, other chemicals with effective, available, safer substitutes highly corrosive chemicals, highly combustible chemicals, VOCs endocrine disruption, fragrance screening, internal organ effects, skin sensitization, respiratory sensitization (asthmagens), acute toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity
10/1/2009 
Degreasers USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

Yes 

Carcinogens
Ozone-depleting substances
Reproductive toxins
Phosphates
Phosphonates
VOCs Biodegradable
greater than 2.5; VOC content not to exceed 50g/L; Not toxic to aquatic life; No phosphates or phosphonates
Non-toxic; No ozone-depleting substances; Meet OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals; No carcinogens and reproductive toxins; pH less than 11

 
Detergents (dishwashers) European Union - EU Eco-Label Web site

Yes 

Surfactants from the alkylphenolethoxylates family
Perfumes containing aromatic nitro compounds
EDTA
Ingredients classified as carinogentic
toxic
and mutagenic
Phosphonates
Total chlorine compounds
Packaging
Performance standards
Toxicity

07/02/99 
Detergents (dishwasher) Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

Toxins
Irritants
Microorganisms
ETDA
Reactive chlorine compounds
Tensides
Phosphorus compounds
NTA
Perborate
Biodegradable contents
Corrosivity
Dyes
Fragrances
Packaging

02/06/97 
Detergents (hand dishwashing) Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

Carcinogens
Chlorine-based plastics
Genotoxins
Toxins
Reproductive toxins
Allergens
Explosion hazards
EDTA
NTA Bioconcentration factor
Biodegradable contents
Corrosivity
Dyes
Fragrances
Packaging

02/02/96 
Detergents (laundry) European Union - EU Eco-Label Web site

Yes 

Surfactants from the alkylphenolethoxylates family
Perfumes containing aromatic nitro compounds
EDTA
Ingredients classified as carinogentic
toxic
and mutagenic
Ingredients classified as dangerous to the aquatic environment
Ingredients classified as dangerous to the environment
Phosphates
Biodegradable contents
Packaging
Performance standards
Toxicity

07/20/99 
Detergents (textile) Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

Carcinogens
Chlorine-based plastics
Genotoxins
Toxins
Teratogens
Microorganisms
Phosphates
Phosphonates
EDTA
Dyes
Alkylphenoletoxylates
Optical whiteners
Reactive chlorine compounds
Fragrances
Biodegradable contents
Corrosivity
Dyes
Fragrances
Packaging
pH

06/16/95 
Dishwashing Detergents (hand dishwashing) European Union - EU Eco-Label Web site

Yes 

APEOs
Quaternary amonium compounds
Trichlorocarbon
EDTA
NTA
Polyglycol solvents
Nitromusks
Polycyclic musks
Biocides
Sensitizing agents
Surfactants
Biodegradable
Minimization of packagin waste
Reduction of toxic substances

07/19/2001 
Dishwashing Products USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 58% minimum biobased content
 
Fabric Softeners Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

Phosphates; EDTA; APEOs; Halogenated organic solvents; Butoxy-ethanol VOCs; NTA No phosphates; Biodegradable; No EDTA; No APEOs; No halogenated organic solvents; No butoxy-ethanol; No IARC-listed carcinogens; Low VOC; Biodegradable; Not toxic to aquatic life

 
Floor Care (Consumer) USA - EPA Design for the Environment Libby Sommer, sommer.elizabeth@epa.gov
 
phthalates, known reproductive toxicants, known mutagens, known neurotoxicants, alkylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogens (known, probable, or possible), ethylene glycol ethers, chorine bleach, inorganic phosphates, other chemicals with effective, available, safer substitutes highly corrosive chemicals, highly combustible chemicals, VOCs endocrine disruption, fragrance screening, internal organ effects, skin sensitization, respiratory sensitization (asthmagens), acute toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity
10/1/2009 
Floor Cleaners and Protectors USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 77% minimum biobased content

 
Furniture Polish USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable

 
Hand Cleaners USA - United Soybean Board Web site

No 

None stated None stated Biobased materials

 
Household Cleaners USA - Consumers Union, The Consumers Union Guide to Environmental Labels

 

None stated None stated Bird-friendly
Fair trade
Organic
Rainforest conservation
Sustainable agriculture

 
Household Cleaners (General Purpose) USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 39% minimum biobased content

10/27/2009 
Laundry Detergent (Consumer) USA - EPA Design for the Environment Libby Sommer, sommer.elizabeth@epa.gov
 
phthalates, known reproductive toxicants, known mutagens, known neurotoxicants, alkylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogens (known, probable, or possible), ethylene glycol ethers, chorine bleach, inorganic phosphates, other chemicals with effective, available, safer substitutes highly corrosive chemicals, highly combustible chemicals, VOCs endocrine disruption, fragrance screening, internal organ effects, skin sensitization, respiratory sensitization (asthmagens), acute toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity
10/1/2009 
Laundry Detergent (liquid) Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

Phosphates
EDTA
APEOs
Halogenated organic solvents
Butoxy-ethanol
NTA; VOCs Biodegradable
Low VOC
No APEOs
No butoxy-ethanol
No EDTA
No halogenated organic solvents
No IARC-listed carcinogens
No phosphates
Not toxic to aquatic life

 
Laundry Products (General Purpose) USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 34% minimum biobased content

05/14/2008 
Laundry Products (Pretreatment / Spot Removers) USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 46% minimum biobased content

05/14/2008 
Odor Control Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable
Nonhazardous

 
Odor Neutralizer USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Odor Removal USA - EPA Design for the Environment Libby Sommer, sommer.elizabeth@epa.gov
 
phthalates, known reproductive toxicants, known mutagens, known neurotoxicants, alkylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogens (known, probable, or possible), ethylene glycol ethers, chorine bleach, inorganic phosphates, other chemicals with effective, available, safer substitutes highly corrosive chemicals, highly combustible chemicals, VOCs endocrine disruption, fragrance screening, internal organ effects, skin sensitization, respiratory sensitization (asthmagens), acute toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity
2/3/2009 
Paint remover USA - United Soybean Board Web site

No 

None stated None stated Biobased materials

 
Paint remover USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable

 
Polish (Stainless Steel) USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

None stated None stated None stated

 
Soaps, detergents, and cleaners USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

 

Phosphate None stated Biodegradability

 
Soap: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Soaps USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated Low VOC
Recycled content
Biodegradable packing materials required by U.S. Navy Plastics Removal in the Environment
conserve energy and/or water
Energy Star
FEMP-designated energy efficient
Includes GSA's environmentally-oriented products and services available in its supply system. This includes thousands of products offered that have recycled or biobased content
Lead-free
or contain reduced pollutants. The Guide also provides information about the environmental services offered by GSA. CPG
Ozone-safe
Water conservation

11/03/03 
Wood Surface Cleaners USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

None stated None stated Less toxic

 

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