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Greening The Cleaning® Standards

GTC_Logo_Green_(2)_1-22-13Our Greening The Cleaning® products are manufactured at the highest standards for the health and safety of humans and the environment.  Our products deliver the maximum level of efficacy at the least level of toxicity.  We disclose all ingredients to the greatest extent possible.  We strive to use only naturally-derived ingredients in our products whenever possible however effective naturally-derived ingredients are not available for every type of cleaning product at this time.  For this reason, we have established three categories for our products:  DIN, DIC and Sanitizer and Disinfectants. 

Our product standards are aligned with Green Seal and EcoLogo certification guidelines for specific product categories.  Third party certified products are tested according to one of the following criteria:  the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), or Green Seal / EcoLogo standards by product category. 

     

DIN Products

Our DIN productsare formulated using naturally-derived, plant and mineral-based ingredients that help minimize the hazards normally associated with traditional cleaning products. Some DIN products may contain 0.01% of FD&C (food grade) dyes for use in institutional settings. DIN products include, but are not limited to, All Purpose Cleaner,Laundry DetergentBasin, Tub & Tile CleanerClinging Toilet Bowl CleanerHand Soap (non-disinfectant),Glass & Window CleanerHeavy Duty Degreaser & CleanerpH Neutral Floor CleanerCream Cleanser,Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner and Pot & Pan Cleaner.  Products in this category meet the following criteria:

  • Must be free of known human carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens and endocrine disruptors 
  • Must not contain heavy metals, Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) or Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEs), phthalates, detergent-building phosphates, Triclosan or petroleum-derived / petrochemical blended fragrances
  • Must be safe for septic tanks and greywater
  • Must not be formulated with animal-derived ingredients
  • Finished products must not be tested on animals 
  • Must not contain components which cause or contribute to the creation of greenhouse gases or ozone depletion or contribute to the production of photochemical smog, tropospheric ozone or poor indoor-air quality
  • Must have low or no Volatile Organic Compound levels
  • Must not bedelivered in single use aerosol cans or cans using ozone-depleting propellants 
  • Should not be corrosive to inanimate objects whenever possible
  • Should not be sever skin or eye irritants whenever possible
  • Should not be combustible below 150ºF
  • Must notcontain chlorine, chlorinated or brominated solvents
  • Must not contain compounds that persist or bioaccumulate in human or animal tissue or in the environment
  • Ingredients must not be listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s hazardous air pollutants list
  • Should be formulated with readily biodegradable ingredients whenever possible  
  • Should beas concentrated as possible to green the supply chain
  • Should be able to be dispensed through automatic systems in order to reduce user and environmental contact
  • Must not contain paraben
  • Should be free of synthetic preservatives whenever possible
  • Should contain dyes derived from natural resources whenever possible

 

DIC Products

DIC products, to the greatest extent possible, contain ingredients that are natural or naturally-derived but may include some synthetic ingredients for which effective natural substitutes have yet to be developed. DIC products include but are not limited to:  Air Freshener & DeodorizerFloor StripperFloor Finish, Stainless Steel Cleaner & Furniture PolishGraffiti Remover and Spray Buff.  DIC products meet the following criteria:

  • Must be free of known human carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens and endocrine disruptors
  • Must not contain heavy metals, Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) or Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEs), phthalates, detergent-building phosphates, Triclosan or petroleum-derived / petrochemical blended fragrances
  • Must not contain chlorine, chlorinated or brominated solvents
  • Should not be corrosive to inanimate objects whenever possible
  • Must have low or no Volatile Organic Compound levels
  • Must not be delivered in single-use aerosol cans or cans using ozone-depleting propellants

Sanitizer & Disinfectants

Our sanitizer and disinfectants contain synthetic ingredients for which natural alternatives have yet to be developed.  Germ-killing efficacy is paramount for these products and synthetic microbiocides are simply more effective at this time.

  • Must not be delivered in single-use aerosol cans or cans using ozone-depleting propellants
  • Must not contain ozone-depleting ingredients or detergent-building phosphates
  • Must not contain Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) or Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEs)
  • Must not contain heavy metals that are toxic to humans, animal life or the environment

 

 


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