The U.S. EPA is a federal government agency whose mission is to protect human health and the environment. Safer Choice (formerly known as EPA Design for the Environment or DfE) is the U.S. EPA’s label for safer chemical-based products and advances EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The program uses EPA’s chemical expertise to carefully review products and to label only those that have met the program’s highly protective Standard for the Safer Choice Label and stringent criteria for safer chemical ingredients.
By allowing use of the label on products, EPA empowers consumers and commercial purchasers to choose safer chemical products that do not sacrifice quality or performance and that are safer for people and the planet. Safer Choice labels a wide variety of chemical-based products for the institutional maintenance, jan-san, and consumer cleaning markets.
A professional in the cleaning industry can rely on EPA’s Safer Choice standards to specify and source third-party-recognized products that have a more sustainable profile. EPA-certified safer products in the categories of general purpose cleaners, floor and carpet care products, hand soaps, specialty cleaners, and laundry care products help a facility reach its overall sustainability goals, and contribute to LEED O+M certification for the building or CIMS-GB certification for the cleaning service provider.
For more information on EPA’s Safer Choice program, please visit www.epa.gov/saferchoice.
WAXIE has several EPA Safer Choice recognized products from which to choose, including all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, neutral floor cleaners, restroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, and laundry care products. Your WAXIE Account Consultant can work with you to design and implement a customized green cleaning program which includes products formulated in partnership with EPA Safer Choice.
EPA/Safer Choice recognition does not constitute endorsement of this product. The Safer Choice label signifies that the product’s formula, as WAXIE Sanitary Supply has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive human health and environmental characteristics than conventional products of the same type. EPA/Safer Choice relies solely on WAXIE Sanitary Supply, its integrity and good faith, for information on the product’s composition, ingredients and attributes. EPA/Safer Choice has not independently identified, that is, via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of WAXIE Sanitary Supply non-ingredient claims. EPA/Safer Choice provides its evaluation only as to the product’s human health and environmental characteristics, as specified in the Safer Choice Standard and based on currently available information and scientific understanding.
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