New Additions to the Standard Include Household Cleaning Products
TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - The EcoLogo Program, one of North America's
most recognizable eco-labels, announced today that it has released its
newly revised standard for biologically-based cleaning and degreasing
compounds. Household cleaners are among the new additions to this
standard, making biologically-based cleaning products more accessible
to the public.
"EcoLogo is proud to expand its Biologically-based Cleaning and
Degreasing Compounds Standard to include household cleaners. This
revised standard demonstrates the Program's continued effort to improve
and/or maintain environmental and human health and to minimize harmful
impacts from the production, use and disposal of products we use every
day," says Dr. Angela Griffiths, Executive Director of the EcoLogo
Unlike conventional cleaners, biologically-based cleaning and degreasing
compounds contain microbial cultures that promote digestion of
hydrocarbons, organic contaminants and other undesirable substances.
EcoLogo's Biologically-based Cleaning and Degreasing Compounds Standard
was developed using a multi-parameter approach that identifies the most
important environmental indicators from all stages of the product's
life cycle. This standard will also help identify the top overall
environmental performers on the market.
The bio-based cleaners standard addresses toxicity to aquatic and
mammalian life, biodegradation, performance in the presence of soil,
low risk for promoting microbial resistance, product labelling and
packaging, restricted ingredients, human health issues, and more.
For more information about EcoLogo's newly revised standard, visit www.ecologo.org, click on "Our Standards" and choose CCD-110 for Biologically-based
Cleaning and Degreasing Compounds.
EcoLogo is a third-party, multi-attribute eco-labeling program approved
by the Global Ecolabelling Network, an international association of
eco-labeling programs, as meeting the ISO 14024 standard. Originally
formed in 1988 by the Canadian Federal Government and now managed by
TerraChoice, EcoLogo is now one of the most recognizable eco-labels in
North America. EcoLogo is a Government of Canada official mark used
under license from Environment Canada. TerraChoice is not an agent of
Environment Canada. In 2010, The Program became part of the UL global
network, significantly expanding its reach as a leading certifier of
the world's most sustainable products. For more information, visit www.ecologo.org.
For further information:
Tony Tran, Program Assistant, EcoLogo, T: (800) 478-0399 ext. 235, E: firstname.lastname@example.org