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Janitorial/Sanitation Products

Marketplace Overview

Growing public concerns over the potential environmental and human toxicity risks of cleaning chemicals have put janitorial and sanitation products under a critical spotlight in recent years. Concurrently, the sustainability of sanitary paper products—from forestry management to wood pulp bleaching—has become a controversial and hotly-debated topic.

Today, a growing number of schools, hospitals, institutions, government agencies, NGOs, and building and maintenance programs are adopting green cleaning processes and procedures that call for the use of third-party certified green cleaners and sustainably produced toilet tissue, paper towels, and disposable wipes.

Thus, products with demonstrable, lifecycle-based environmental attributes not only qualify for acceptance into green cleaning programs, but they also tell the marketplace that their manufacturer is committed to environmental stewardship and the protection of human health.

Competitive Advantage

Manufacturers of industrial cleaners and sanitary paper products can gain a competitive marketplace advantage by pursuing and achieving EcoLogo® Certification for their products. The EcoLogo mark provides customers with assurance that products meet stringent, lifecycle-based standards of environmental leadership, helping reduce impacts on natural ecosystems, lower carbon emissions, and minimize chemical exposure.

For specifiers, in particular, the EcoLogo mark provides a fast and easy way to identify cleaners and paper products that comply with the requirements of green cleaning programs.