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Grocery/Miscellaneous Store - Cleaning Supplies and Equipment

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Cleaners and Degreaseers: EPA Pilot Project and Purchasing Decision Wizards USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Conrad Flessner, flessner.conrad@epa.gov
None stated VOCs Bioconcentration factor
Concentrated
Dyes
Fragrances
Health impacts
Packaging
Recyclable contents
Recycled content
Not available
 
Cleaning products and services USA - Center for a New American Dream - Responsible Purchasing Network rpn@newdream.org

None stated None stated Aquatic toxicity
Biobased materials
Concentrated
Corrosivity
Ozone impact
Recyclable packaging
Toxicity
VOCs; Nontoxic; pH; Biodegradability
Not available
 
Cleaning Products: Fact Sheet: Minnesota's Method for Procuring Green Cleaners USA - State of Minnesota, Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance lc@moea.state.mn.us

None stated Phosphates
Synthetic Dyes and Fragrances
Ecological stressors
Packaging
Plant-based ingredients
Reduced ozone depletion
Reduced toxicity
Not available
7/2002 
Cleaning Supplies: EPP Update #9 (see article on page 5: "How Well Do You Know Your Labels?") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Contact: Irvashi Rangan (914-378-2351)
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
08/01/2001 
Cleaning Supplies: EPP Update, #12 (see page 1 for article on "Buying Biobased - Implications of the 2002 Farm Bill" - plans to designate products in the following categories: solvents and cleaners) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Jim Darr, darr.james@epa.gov
None stated None stated Biobased materials
Not available
01/01/2003 
Cleaning Supplies: EPP Update, #12 (see page 7 for article on "Recognizing Mercury-Containing Products and Their Alternatives" - purchasing mercury-free products or considering life-cycle trade-off issues - cleaning solutions) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Alison Kinn Bennett, kinn.alison@epa.gov
None stated Mercury None stated
Not available
01/01/2003 
Detergent (laundry detergent) USA - EPA - Design for the Environment, Industrial & Institutional Laundry Partnership David Difiore, difiore.david@epa.gov
Toxic chemicals None stated Energy and water efficiency
Resource conservation
Not available
none stated 
Green Building: Green Office Guide: A Guide to Greening Your Bottom Line Through a Resource Efficient Office Environment USA - City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development Web site

None stated Bleaches (including chlorine)
VOCs
None stated

11/01/01 
Green Building: Pennsylvania Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual USA - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services (with Green Seal)

None stated None stated Green building

01/01/03 
Health Effects and Hazardous Substances: Home Inside USA - Household Products Database Web site

None stated None stated None stated

2003 
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

 
Janitorial Products USA - Local Government Commission, Pollution Prevention Project tsbarron@attglobal.net

None stated None stated Toxicity
Not available
 
Overview of Environmental Marketing Claims USA - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FTC, Division of Enforcement, 202-326-2996

None stated None stated Biodegradable
CFC-free
Compostable
Degradable
Ozone-friendly
Ozone-safe
Photodegradable
Recyclable
Recycled content
Refillable
Source reduction
The following claims are discussed: Substantiated scientific evidence
Third-party certification
Not available
05/01/00 
Soaps, detergents, and cleaners USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Phosphate None stated Biodegradability

 
Waste at Work: Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated Chlorine
Cadmium
Cobalt
VOCs
Bleaches (including chlorine)
CFCs
Toluene
Naphthalene
Phthalates
Phosphates
Phosphonates
Arsenic
Chromium
Lead
Nickel
Selenium
Ethylene glycol
Herbicides
Pesticides
Fertilizers
Formaldehyde
Concentrated/bulk products
Donating excess products/materials
Durability
Energy efficiency
Extended warranties
Locally produced products
Low toxicity
Low VOC content
Materials exchange program
Organic-content materials
Preventative maintenance
Recyclable
Recycled content
Reduced bulk mailings
Reduced food waste
Reduced packaging
Reduced paper use
Reduced watering
Remanufactured products
Repairability
Reusability
Reusable packaging
Routine maintenance
Short distribution distances
Surplus materials program
Tree-free content
Upgradable
Vendor training
Water efficiency

01/01/02 

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