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Aqueous Part Washers USA - King County Environmental Purchasing Program Web site www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/ehs/autobody_article.ashx VOCs None stated Not combustible
Not available
1/28/03 
Cleaners USA - EPA Region 9 Janitorial Pollution Prevention Project tsbarron@attglobal.net
None stated None stated biodegradability
Nontoxic
pH
VOCs
12/01/99 
Cleaners and Degreasers: 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
 
Cleaners (septic tank) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Cleaners, All-Purpose Cleaners Canada - City of Richmond, British Columbia - Environmental Purchasing Guide 604-276-4000

Chlorine VOCs Biodegradable
Preference for products with seals of approval
Recyclable containers
Recycled content
Reduced packaging

02/01/01 
Cleaners: Case Study: City of Chicago: Green Graffiti Removal USA - City of Chicago Web site

Chemical solvents None stated Lower toxicity
No sandblasting
Not available
 
Cleaning Alternatives (In the Aerospace, Printing and Coating Industries) USA - EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy Program (SNAP) spdcomment@epa.gov, 1-800-296-1996
None stated None stated Fewer Ozone Depleting Chemicals
Not available
 
Cleaning Products: EPP Case Study - Pilot Project - Report USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics EPA's EPP Publications, http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/pubs/index.htm
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
02/01/97 
Cleaning Products: EPP Case Study - Fact Sheet USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics EPA's EPP Publications, http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/pubs/index.htm
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
02/01/97 
Cleaning Products: EPP Update #2, page 9 USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
11/01/97 
Cleaning Products: EPP Update #6, page 4 USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Jim Darr, darr.james@epa.gov
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
04/01/2000 
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: Case Study - Using Environmentally Preferable Janitorial Products at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Web site
None stated Toxics
VOCs
Habitat preservation
Reduced toxicity
Not available
03/01/00 
Cleaning Supplies: EPP Case Study - The City of Santa Monica's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Efforts (see page 12 for section on Cleaning Products) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Contact: Deborah Raphael, Santa Monica Environmental Programs Division, 310 458-2255
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
01/01/98 
Cleaning Supplies: EPP Promising Practices Guide, U.S. Department of Interior, Custodial Services Contract, Success Story USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Contact: Heather Davies, DOI, 202 208-7884
EPA 33/50 Program target pollutants
Chesapeake Bay toxics of concern
Sealed aerosol spray cans
Carcinogenic substances
Hazardous substances
Dyes and fragrances
Irritants
None stated
Not available
 
Cleaning Supplies: EPP Update #5 (see page 6 for article on U.S. Department of Interior custodial contract) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Contact: Heather Davies, DOI, 202 208-7884
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
09/01/99 
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 
Graffiti Remover USA - Center for a New American Dream - Responsible Purchasing Network rpn@newdream.org

Acetone
Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether
Toluene
Nonylphenol Polyethoxylate
n-Butyl Acetate
Xylenes
Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether
Ethanol
2-amino
Alkylphenol ethoxylates
Aromatic alcohol
Monoethanolomine
Xylol
Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether
Nonylphenol ethoxylate
Amyl acetate
2-Butoxy ethanol
Benzyl alcohol
Perchloroethylene
111-Trichloroethane
Tetrachloroethylene
Methyl ethyl ketone
None stated reduced toxicity
safe cleaners

10/01/03 
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: Green Purchasing Success Stories in the Pacific Northwest USA - Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center Web site

None stated None stated Energy efficient lighting
Minimized regulatory burden
Recycled content
Sustainable forestry
Zero-emissions production process
Not available
10/01/99 
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: Hobbies/Crafts USA - Household Products Database Web site

None stated None stated None stated

2003 
Health Effects and Hazardous Substances: Home Inside USA - Household Products Database Web site

None stated None stated None stated

2003 
Health Effects and Hazardous Substances: Home Maintenance USA - Household Products Database Web site

None stated None stated None stated

2003 
Health Effects and Hazardous Substances: Landscape/Yard Products USA - Household Products Database Web site

None stated None stated None stated

 
Industrial Cleaners, Commercial Cleaners, Chemicals Canada - City of Richmond, British Columbia - Environmental Purchasing Guide 604-276-4000

None stated Phosphate
VOCs
Biodegradable
Non-hazardous
Preference for concentrates
Preference for EcoLogo-approved products
Preference for water-based cleaners
Recyclable containers
Reusable containers

02/01/01 
Janitorial Products USA - Local Government Commission, Pollution Prevention Project tsbarron@attglobal.net

None stated None stated Toxicity
Not available
 
Office Cleaners USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated None stated Decreased toxicity
End-of-life management advantages
Reduced waste
Safer workplace

2002 
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 
Product Leasing and its Advantages USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated None stated Durability
Recycling
Remanufacturing
Reuse
Waste prevention

12/01/00 
Recyclables: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Recycling Collection Containers and Systems USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

None stated None stated Biodegradable packing materials required by U.S. Navy Plastics Removal in the Environment
CPG
Energy Star
FEMP-designated energy efficient
Lead-free
Low VOC
Ozone-safe
Recycled content
Water conservation

11/15/02 
School Materials: EPP Update #7, page 2 USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics EPA's EPP Publications, http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/pubs/index.htm
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
09/01/2000 
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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