The City of Richmond is a project sponsor. This is a link to their City home page.
City of Saint Paul
Procuring Green Cleaners: Minnesota’s Experience
The City of Saint Paul participated in a pilot project that tested the performance of ten non-toxic cleaning products on typical office building surfaces such as glass, toilets, sinks, walls, floors, and furniture. Funded through a grant from the OEA, the Neighborhood Energy Consortium and the City of St. Paul organized this pilot in the spring of 1997.
City of Santa Monica
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Program
- Purchasing Specifications and Product Evaluations
- EPA Case Study (pdf)
The County of Santa Clara is a project sponsor. This is a link to the County’s Integrated Waste Management Program home page.
Environmental Purchasing Program
King County, Washington
The King County Environmental Purchasing Policy was adopted by the King County Council in 1989. The policy directs County agencies to purchase products manufactured with recycled and environmentally preferable products “whenever practicable.”
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
National Association of Counties
NACo’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Project assists counties to locate and select products that encourage the following:
- Reduced exposure to hazardous materials
- Waste reduction
- Energy efficiency
- Conservation of resources
- Cost effectiveness
Green Building Program
The City of Austin’s Green Building Program encourages construction professionals and consumers to incorporate sustainable building practices, systems, and materials into residential and commercial construction.
… an online database of cleaning product ingredient chemicals, providing verified information about the environmental and human health attributes of listed ingredients. CleanGredients is a project of GreenBlue®, a nonprofit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable. CleanGredients:
- helps formulators to identify better ingredients
- helps suppliers to showcase better ingredients
Standard for Household Cleaners
A cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the US Environmental Protection Agency. This site has information about bleach and other disinfectants.
Minnesota adds environmental requirements to the state cleaning supplies contract with the goal to better safeguard the health of custodial workers, building occupants, and the environment.
US EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
EPP is a federal-wide program that encourages and assists Executive agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services.