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Green Seal Introduces Standard for Specialty Cleaning Products

Green Seal, Inc. has released a standard for specialty cleaners used in the Industrial and Institutional market.

Washington, D.C., September 6, 2011- Green Seal, Inc. (www.GreenSeal.org ), the nation’s oldest independent non-profit environmental certification organization and the original “green seal of approval,” has released a standard for specialty cleaners used in the Industrial and Institutional market.

  GS-53, Specialty Cleaning Products for Institutional and Industrial Use, covers routinely used products such as dish soaps, graffiti removers, automotive cleansers, deck and outdoor cleaners, odor removers and polishes and waxes, among others.  The standard also provides guidance on what requirements to look for in specifying disinfectants and sanitizers.

  With the launch of GS-53, Green Seal now offers standards for most cleaning products.  Green Seal standards for general purpose cleaning and floor cleaning products have been used for nearly two decades to help purchasers identity environmentally preferable options. Since 1993, Green Seal-certified cleaning products have been used in settings ranging from Yankee Stadium to schools nationwide.

  “Industrial and institutional purchasers are continuing to seek cleaning products that are safer for workers and building inhabitants - and are often under mandates to do so” says Dr. Arthur Weissman, President & CEO of Green Seal. “With the launch of GS-53 virtually all cleaners used in these settings can be Green Seal-certified, which will make the job of securing environmentally preferable products much easier and more efficient.”

  The new standard can be downloaded at www.greenseal.org. The evaluation process includes review of data; assessment of labeling, marketing and promotional materials; and an on-site audit of manufacturing facilities.  Annual monitoring is also conducted for those awarded the Green Seal to ensure continued compliance.

  To learn more about the new standard, Green Seal is hosting a free webinar on September 7th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST.  To register for the webinar, email marketing@greenseal.org .  

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