The EcoLogo Program from TerraChoice Environmental Marketing has recently released the first draft of its Hard Surface Cleaners Standard (CCD-146), which is open for individual and stakeholder comment until August 30, 2010.
This revised Hard Surface Cleaners Standard will recognize a wide variety of environmentally preferable, chemical-based hard surface cleaners, including: Bathroom cleaners, boat and bilge cleaners, cleaners for cooking appliances, degreasers, dish detergents, general purpose cleaners, industrial cleaners, vehicle cleaners and window and glass cleaners.
Other types of cleaners may also be added to the standard pending stakeholder feedback.
The EcoLogo Program has also made an effort to achieve greater harmonization with this standard and other programs including Green Seal Inc., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s Design for the Environment (DfE), GREENGUARD Environmental Institute and the Information Based Environmental Label (IBEL) being developed by ISSA.
This standards development process is being supported by Jack Geibig, director of the University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies, leaders in the development of environmental product and material standards.
For more information about the proposed criteria development process, visit www.ecologo.org/en/criteria/subpage.asp?page_id=203.