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Introducing the first EcoLogo™ certified hand sanitizer

April 26, 2010
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AKRON, OH — The world''s first hand sanitizer to be certified by third-party eco-labeling program EcoLogo™ was recently introduced by GOJO Industries, according to a press release.
GOJO''s new PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer is available in the U.S. only and is made with 100 percent naturally renewable ethanol in a readily biodegradable formula, stated the release.
The certification acknowledges that the PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer product meets EcoLogo''s Instant Hand Antiseptic Products standard (CCD-170) for environmental leadership.
According to the release, the hand sanitizer, which is available in gel and foam form, also meets the USDA BioPreferred program for biobased content.
"PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer is a major milestone in the long history of GOJO product development, and a healthy decision for people, places and the environment," said Joe Kanfer, GOJO Chairman and CEO. "As the world''s first instant hand sanitizer to receive certification from a type-1 eco-labeling program, PURELL Green represents the company''s dedication to lead the industry in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin."
Angela Griffiths of the EcoLogo Program said: "The EcoLogo Program would like to congratulate GOJO on having its PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer certified first under this new standard. The leadership shown by GOJO helps to ensure greener hand sanitizers with biobased content are available to better protect human and environmental health."
To read the entire press release, click here.
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