LAUNDRY CARE PRODUCTS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE
Standard Revision in Progress:
Green Seal is revising the requirements for microbial-based cleaning products, located in Annex D of this standard. Details on the proposed revision to this standard can be found on the Standard Revisions page.
GS-48 specifies performance requirements and environmental and health requirements for household laundry care products, such as concentration, reduced toxicity, biodegradability, and reduced and recyclable packaging. Companies can use GS-48 to guide their product development, and are invited to apply for Green Seal certification. The standard covers the following products labeled for household use:
- laundry detergent products
- stain and spot removers
- bleaches and fabric softeners
- anti-static and anti-wrinkle products
- fabric refreshers and prewash products
- laundry starch/sizing/fabric finish
- combination products that may serve several of these functions
A subset of these product categories includes bio-based products, and those containing enzymes and microorganisms. A comprehensive list of the product categories included in or excluded from GS-48 can be found in Appendix 1 of the standard.
Latest version: Edition 1.5, April 2020