- Low toxicity
- Low VOC content
- Reduced packaging
- Low life cycle energy use.HB 1363 requires the Maryland County Boards of Education with the responsibility of drafting specifications that provide “clear and accurate descriptions of the functional characteristics or nature” of green cleaning products that will be bought and used by the schools. In drafting such specifications, the County Boards of Education must allow for “multiple avenues” in qualifying cleaning products as environmentally preferable including at the very least products recognized by the:
- Green Seal.
HB 1363 allows schools to first use existing cleaning products and supplies before they transition to green cleaning products. In addition, schools may opt out of implementing a green cleaning program if it is not “economically feasible.” The law also specifically states that the green cleaning specifications to be issued by the
ISSA has prepared a thorough summary of state, local, and federal green cleaning policies, laws, and initiatives that is available exclusively to ISSA members at: www.issa.com/greenprocure.