When looking for green cleaning products, how do you know which ones are really green and which are just marketing hype? Well there are several third party organizations that test and give approval to products that pass the green test. One such organizations is Green Seal. Over our 20 years of experience cleaning for Fortune 500 companies, we’ve put our trust in Green Seal cleaning standards. Keep reading to learn why.
Rena Shulsky David founded Green Seal in 1989. She recognized consumers were looking for green products but there was no environmental certification program in the US at the time. Since then, Green Seal’s reputation as a leader and trusted symbol of proven-green products has only grown.
A product attains green certification through rigorous performance, health, and environmental criteria. Achieving this certifications helps producers of green products prove that yes indeed their products are green, safe for human health and the environment. Certified products and services are monitored regularly to ensure compliance.
The Green Seal cleaning standards meet the requirements for credible eco labels by the following organizations:
- Consumers Union
- US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Federal Trade Commission
Furthermore, their procedures have been reviewed and meet ISO 14020 standards and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Green Seal publishes cleaning standards and the products that meet the Green Seal standard on their website.
You can find Green Seal certified goods at retail stores like Office Depot, Staples, Whole Foods and Lowe’s. However most of the products are for institutional or industrial use, not retail. Contact the manufacturer to find out if you can purchase directly or what store they are sold at.
Be the change
If you cannot find Green Seal certified products at a store, ask the store manager to stock them for you. Consumer demand can change the economy to a green healthy economy.
Many businesses, including Cleansolution, work with certified green products. We do the research so you don’t have to. So you can be assured we only use green products that are better for your health and the health of the environment.
Some of the green cleaning products we use that are Green Seal’ed are:
- General cleaners
- window cleaners
- floor cleaners
- hand soap
- paper towels/toilet paper
Begin your search for eco friendly products on this link: http://www.greenseal.org/FindGreenSealProductsAndServices.aspx