Resources, Tools, and Fun Stuff!
Want to learn more about the vendors we choose in our quest to be more environmentally friendly?
Want to learn more about the Regulations that guide us?
Want to learn whether disinfectant is Green?
Want to browse some other Green resources?
- Check out the links and information below!
Cleaning Tool and Process Resources
Is Disinfectant Green?
EPA answer - No
Practical answer - it depends
Long answer - The EPA (which controls the labeling of all disinfectants) does not allow products containing disinfectants to be labeled by any third party standards organization (green or otherwise) without the EPA's permission (which they seem to be reluctant to grant). So - some may consider a disinfectant to be Green, but face challenges in labeling them as such.
Disinfectant does exactly what it is designed to do (kill germs), and in many environments is necessary (hospitals, food service, elder care centers, etc.) - the question being debated is whether or not the practice of using disinfectant can really be considered Green (regardless of the labeling limitations). Stay tuned...
Other Green Resources
Some Fun Interactive Tools
Is it really green if a process or tool just recirculates dirt, dust, and allergens?