April 23, 2008

Cleaners: Start your green engine!

Green and sustainable cleaning is here to stay and that message was loud and clear at the Soaps, Detergents, Oleochemicals and Personal Care (SODEOPEC) conference I attended last week in Orlando, Florida.

In the conference's green session, scientist Libby Sommer from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was promoting EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator program, which, through the use of the DfE logo, recognizes products that are certified safer for the environment and human health. Sommer said the Formulator program has resulted in a reduction of more than 40 million pounds/year of chemicals of concern.

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