Green Seal’s standards have long prohibited long-chain PFAS formally classified as hazardous. However, a growing body of evidence indicates that short-chain PFAS known as “safer substitutes” have the same harmful health and environmental effects as the legacy PFAS they are replacing. Green Seal’s newly expanded prohibition on all PFAS in certified cleaning and personal care products promotes safer options for consumers and recognizes industry leaders who are taking important steps to protect human health and reduce environmental pollution.
Tag: Cleaning Products
3M on Their Sustainability Value Commitment
Innovator 3M discusses their Green Seal partnership and improving the sustainability of products, processes, and packaging.
India-Based Multiplex on Today’s Global Market
We at Multiplex feel extremely proud to have partnered with Green Seal. A global customer may connect to the certifications to be confident about product quality.
MomRemedy on Changing the Way Families Clean
Green Seal is a nonprofit dedicated to spreading sustainability in products, which aligns with MomRemedy’s vision to have safe and effective cleaning products available to homes everywhere.
The Honest Company on Inspiring Everyone to Love Living Consciously
The Honest Company’s Chief Innovation Officer Don Frey shares the vision behind the company’s Conscious Cleaning line of products and why the mission-driven brand partners with Green Seal.
Podsy on Pod-Based Refillable Cleaning Systems
Podsy’s COO Jason Elsmore shares the inspiration behind Podsy™ Cleaning Systems and why the sustainability-minded brand partners with Green Seal.
Eligible for Certification: Spray-Applied Microbial Cleaners
Green Seal has made important improvements to our standard criteria for microbial-based cleaning products to better recognize leadership in this popular product category. These updates allow Green Seal to verify important health protections while removing the restriction on spray-applied products. Now product manufacturers with spray-applied microbial cleaners can demonstrate that their products are formulated to be healthier, safer options for buyers.
Your Guide to VOCs in Paint and Cleaning Products
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common indoor air pollutants that are frequently found in household products and can cause adverse health effects. Products certified to Green Seal standards must abide by strict limits to VOCs to protect human health. This post provides a quick overview of VOCs, how to choose healthier, greener products, and other tips for reducing your exposure to VOCs.
Innovations are Making Toxic Chemicals a Thing of the Past
This is a guest contribution by Patrick Lucci Since 1847, when chlorine was first used as a disinfectant, there have been few alternatives to the effective but often dangerous substances known as chemical disinfectants. Today, there is a technology that combines salt, water, vinegar, and electricity to create an EPA-registered, general purpose, hospital-grade cleaner and
3M Easy Trap Sweep and Dust Sheets – Innovation Criteria
Update: The public comment period for 3M has ended. Green Seal accepted public comments between May 17, 2021 and June 18, 2021. Learn more about 3M and its product certification status on Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Registry page. 3M has modified the claims associated with their application for Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation certification for their Easy Trap Sweep and Dust Sheets. The company’s proposed
Aqua ChemPacs on the Rise of Dissolvable Cleaning Packs
WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO AQUA CHEMPACS? We are relentlessly focused on water-soluble innovation in the cleaning products world — not just to satisfy customer demand for sustainability, but also to help protect our planet. Over the last year alone, we have prevented 36 million bottles, the equivalent of 7 million pounds of plastic waste,
Cleaning Leader Diversey Shares Views on Ecolabelling
WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO DIVERSEY? As Diversey approaches 100 years of providing revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies, we’ve demonstrated that improving health and protecting the environment is good for business. Although it has been given many names since 1923, sustainability has been at the core of the value Diversey delivers to our customers. Energy
A Trend in COVID-19 Cleaning Is Hazardous to Your Health
COVID-19 has precipitated a worrying cleaning trend that’s getting little airtime – excessive exposure to hazardous cleaning and disinfecting chemicals that itself can endanger health. To reassure people about the safety of indoor spaces during the pandemic, some workplaces are turning to unnecessary or even counterproductive cleaning and disinfection methods – a practice the Atlantic
Our Standard Means Uncompromising Cleaning Performance
At Green Seal, we often hear the question: how do I know green cleaning products work as effectively as conventional ones? With coronavirus prompting more frequent use of cleaning products (and more inhalation of cleaning chemicals), here’s a window into Green Seal’s performance requirements for certified green cleaning products. Defining Clean Amid the coronavirus epidemic,
Kittrich Shares What Green Seal Means for Consumers
by Rachel Bolin, Kittrich Corporation Formulator Update: You can find Kittrich’s Eco-Me brand certified products on Amazon here Can cleaning products be effective and be safer for people and the planet? At Kittrich Corporation®, we think they can. To prove just how serious we are about making a difference to the health of our planet, we set