At Allcare, we care about clean, and this means knowing as much as we can about the cleaning products we use. We pay lots of attention to what’s printed on labels, and what certifications have been given.
The EcoLogo was created in 1988 by the Government of Canada, and has grown to become recognized as one of North America’s largest and most respected environmental certifications.
The EcoLogo Program compares products in the same category based on rigorous and relevant criteria that reflect the entire lifecycle of each product. The EcoLogo is awarded to products that are verified by an independent third party as complying with the criteria.
The products we use that have the EcoLogo label are hand towels, hard surface cleaners, kitchen towels, hand cleaners, toilet tissue, urinal pucks, facial tissue, and garbage bags.
These products incorporate the best technologies in the market. For instance, the garbage bags we use are oxo-biodegradable, which means they’re broken down in the environment in a matter of months and years, as opposed to the hundreds of years it takes for traditional garbage bags.
The Green Seal is another standard that has been around for nearly as long as EcoLogo. It has been certifying goods and services that meet the highest standards of environmental quality and performance.
Many of the Enviro Chem products we use from Rochester Midland Corp. feature the Green Seal. In addition to making cleaning simple and organized, Enviro Chem are very environmentally friendly. Products that sport the Green Seal include their glass cleaner, “tough job” cleaner, hand soap, low foam all-purpose cleaner, and tile & grout cleaner, just to name a few.
The EcoLogo and Green Seal are both very trustworthy programs. When we use the products we do, these labels help us feel confident that we’re using the most environmentally sound products that we can.