More and more states requiring green cleaning
MADISON, WI — With 10 states now requiring or encouraging green cleaning in schools and public buildings — and similar legislation pending in five more states — there is more debate than ever over the costs and benefits of the measures, according to the Associated Press.
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John Matthews, senior vice president for JohnsonDiversey, said that green cleaning products should not put an additional strain on school and government budgets, but Stephen Ashkin, executive director of the Green Cleaning Network and president of The Ashkin Group LLC, points out that toilet paper, trash bags and paper towels made from recycled materials can still cost up to 20 percent more than traditional products, the story stated.
Proponents of the law say that reducing chemicals is important to protecting children''s health, and that a move towards green cleaning is a definite trend in government, the story added.