The US Environmental Protection Agency advises federal purchasers on how and why to go green when procuring cleaning products. Since 1996 the EPA has assisted other federal agencies through the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program. We applaud these efforts by the federal government. Using their big purchasing power helps support the green cleaning industry and sets a positive example for everyone else. By choosing to use green cleaning products and practices the federal government improves the health of civil servants and plant earth.
Clean Conscience shares many of the principles outlined in the EPA document: Greening Your Purchase of Cleaning Products: A Guide For Federal Purchasers For example, when thinking about cleaning your home “include environmental factors as well as traditional considerations of price and performance as part of the normal purchasing process.” That is the difference between casual environmental awareness and taking real positive action.
Another key principle of green cleaning is to “examine multiple environmental attributes throughout a product’s or service’s life cycle.” Some questions to consider include: what are the environmental consequences of putting harsh chemicals down the drain? How much material and energy waste goes into producing and transporting the cleaning products?
Clean Conscience follows these principles in part by using concentrated cleaning products. This system ensures that perfect portions are used every time so that no excess product ends up in your home, or the outdoor environment. Clean Conscience uses green cleaning products and practices that are safer for people, pets, and the planet.