Subscribe

Email Updates
Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.

Subscribe

Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.
Email Updates
Sign up to stay informed about the latest happenings at Interior.
U.S. Department of the Interior
twitter facebook youtube tumblr instagram Google+ flickr
Resources for:

Share

APPENDIX A: Cleaning Products and Vendors



The following table presents a sample of cleaning products with environmental attributes. This information was compiled based on information from Green Seal, Scientific Certification Systems, the United Soy Board (for biobased products), the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, and U.S. EPA Region 9. Contact the manufacturer or vendor for complete environmental, health, and safety information.

Green Seal

Products certified by Green Seal against GS 37 Standard for Industrial and Institutional Cleaners. The standard is applicable for all-purpose, bathroom and glass cleaners. The standard establishes criteria in the following areas:

  • Toxic compounds (LD50 <2,000 mg/kg, LC50 <20 mg/l)

  • No carcinogens or reproductive toxins

  • Skin and Eye Irritation

  • Skin Sensitization

  • Combustibility

  • Photochemical smog, tropospheric ozone production, and indoor air quality

  • Toxicity to aquatic life for algae, daphnia or fish (LC <100mg/l)

  • Eutrophication

  • Packaging

  • Concentrate

  • Fragrances

  • Prohibited Ingredients (alkylphenol ethoxylates, dibutyl phthalate, heavy metals including arsenic, lead, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, mercury, nickel, or selenium, and ozone-depleting compounds)

  • Training

  • Animal testing

For more detailed information, visit www.greenseal.org.


Scientific Certification Systems

  • "The products listed as certified by SCS in the table below are biodegradable. Certifications are consistent with international standards (ISO-14021). SCS consults with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to clarify claims questions, and ensures that its claims comply with the FTC's Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims under Section 5 of the FTC Act and relevant state environmental marketing guidelines. For more detailed information, visit the SCS Web site at www.scs1.com or read the FTC Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims at www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm.

Biobased Product

  • "Biobased product" refers to a commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that utilizes biological or renewable domestic agricultural (plant, animal, and marine) or forestry materials. Executive Order 13101 directs US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a list of biobased products for acquisition by federal agencies. The draft list includes cleaning products. Until specific criteria are developed and approved by USDA, the United Soy Board list of products is proffered for consideration by federal acquisitioners. Other biobased materials are also used in cleaners, including citrus and corn. This list will be expanded as product inventories are found to cover these other types of products. Fore more information about biobased products, visit www.usda-biobasedproducts.net

Javits-Wagner- O'Day Act (JWOD) Product

  • "Federal Acquisition Regulations direct federal agencies to purchase products manufactured and sold by non-profit agencies affiliated with the National Industries for the Blind and NISH, a non-profit agency serving disabled persons. Depending on the product category, these sources may be mandatory sources for federal agencies. Often, JWOD-affiliated affiliated agencies team with commercial vendors to services, such as packaging product from bulk to retail containers, which employ blind and disabled persons. That is why some of the products may be listed as being sold both by a private company and a JWOD-affiliated agency. For more information about the JWOD products, visit www.JWOD.gov. To access JWODs e-commerce site, visit www.JWOD.gov.

U.S. EPA Region 9 Janitorial Pollution Prevention Project

  • Products included in this category were reviewed for safe chemical content based on toxicology data and information from material safety data sheets. Numerous cleaning professionals also have proved them effective in on-the-job trials.

Products and vendors who wish to be added to this list should contact Heather Davies, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, U.S. Department of the Interior, at heather_davies@ios.doi.gov.

Product and Vendor List

Product
Vendor
Green
Seal
Cert
SCS
Cert
Biobased
Product
JWOD
Product
Assessed
by EPA
Region 9
Clean-Rite Purple Power All Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser
Aiken Chemical Co., Inc.
Box 1904
Greenville, SC 29602
864 968-1250
clean-rite@mindspring.com
  Y    
Soy Blaster Graffiti Remover

AllChem Specialty
Products, Inc. 3735
South Racine
Chicago IL, 60609
Tel: 800-523-0450
Fax: 954-757-9189



Y  
noBee-300 Degreaser
American Coatings Corporation
3037 N.W. 60th St.
Ft. Lauderdale
FL, 33309
Tel: 800-533-0151



Y
 
Archer Kleenease
Archer Petroleum
10101 J St.
Omaha, NE 68127-1133
(402) 597-8889
(402) 597-9866 fax
www.archeroil.com


Y
 
Chlor-Rid
(industrial cleaner and descaler)
Chlor-Rid International
P.O. Box 908
Chandler, AZ 85244
(800) 422-3217
www.chlor-rid.com

Y



All-Purpose Cleaner (N1);
Basin, Tub, and Tile Cleaner (N7)
Clinging Toilet Bowl Cleaner (N8)
Glass and Hard Surface Cleaner (N13)
Heavy Duty Degreaser/ Cleaner (N14)
Cycle Graffiti Remover (C54)
The Clean Environment Company
P.O. Box 4444
Lincoln, NE 68504
800 266-2353
402 464-0988
402 464-1175 (fax)
contactus@
safegreenclean.com




Y
Descale-It Bathroom Cleaner Lime-Eater Bathroom Cleaner

Descale-it Products
4357 S. Santa Rita Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 294-5676
www.descale-it.com


Y
 

H2Orange Concentrate 117
H2Orange2 Grout-Safe Concentrate 130

EnvirOx (Alphen)
P.O. Box 19
Maple Grove Road
Georgetown, IL 61846
800 281-9604
217 662-2837 (fax)
www.h2orange2.com
SOLD BY:
Blind Industries and
Services of Maryland
Kevin Vedyt
(888)322-4567
www.bism.org

Y


Y
 
Cleaner, Detergent

ETech Inc.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 289-2348
www.etechusa.com


Y



Soy30 BioSolvent
Fluid Sciences, LLC
910 Harding St.
Lafayette LA, 70503
Tel: 337-291-2778
www.fluidsciences.com


Y
 
Ickee Stickee Unstuck -
removes tar, grease, oil
Mastic Remover
Kernal Clean -
glass/surface
Franmar Chemical Inc
P.O. Box 97
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-7526
(309) 862-1005
www.franmar.com


Y
 
All Purpose Cleaner
Carpet and Upholstery
Shampoo
Mold and Mildew Cleaner
AC-1000 Aqueous Cleaner
Actisolv Safety Solvent
Stainless Steel Cleaner
Graffitti, Tar &
Gum Remover
Grease Trap & Drain
Cleaner
More Than Glass Cleaner
Safe-T Solve Concrete Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Gemtek*
4747 N. 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85017
800.331.7022
Fax: 602.265.7241
http://www.gemtek.com/
Recognized by the US EPA
Design for the Environment
partnership program.



Y
 
Patriot Power Plus 300
Hampel Oil Distributors
3727 S. West St.
Wichita KS, 67217
Tel: 800-530-5848
www.hampeloil.com


Y
 
Harvest Bright:
All purpose cleaner
Pine cleaner
Tub & Tile cleaner
Wood oil soap
Henneberry Marketing
P.O. Box 83
El Paso, ILL 61738
(309) 527-2231
(309) 427-2230
www.newuseproducts.com


Y
 
Drain-Free Buildup Remover
Heartland Labs
Sussex, WI
(800) 833-2334
www.heartlandlabs.com


Y
 
Hilyard Hillyard, Inc.
302 North 4th Street St.
Joseph, Missouri 64501
1-800-365-1555
www.hillyard.com
Y




Soy-Based Cleaners and Solvents

IMET Corp.
520 S. Main St.,
Ste. 2519
Akron OH, 44311
Tel: 330-535-7478
http://www.imet.net



Y
 
Driveway, Sidewalk & Patio Clearner
Interchem Environmental Inc.
P.O. Box 15183
Shawnee Mission, KS 66285
(913) 422-0769
(913) 422-0795 fax


Y
 
Green Unikleen Degreaser
Ipax Cleanogel, Inc.
310 532-0353
www.ipax.com
Y
Y



Safe-T-Solv Iosso Products
1485 Lively Blvd.
Elk Grove, IL 60007
(888) 747-4332
(847)437-8478
faxwww.iosso.com


Y
 
KC's Citrus;
KC 2000 Multiuse
Degreaser/Cleaner
ECO 2000
Cleaner/Degreaser
Concentrate
KC Products
707 NE Broadway, #210
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 287-4608
www. KC Products.com
800 927-9442
Y
Y



De-Stain Carpet & Fabric Stain Remover, Tile Aid Tile and Grout Cleaner

Marinize Products Corp.
14211 N.E. 18 Ave.
North Miami, FL 33181
(800) 842-4380


Y



Soy-based Grafitti Remover

Mr. Good Chem
4609 Highland Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(800) 505-5176
(630) 852-2955
www.mrgoodchem.com



Y


Simple Soy - Cleaner/Degreaser/w/rust inhibitor
McMaster-Carr Supply Company
6100 Fulton Industrial
Atlanta, GA 30336
(404) 346-7000
(404) 349-9091 fax
www.mcmaster.com


Y


All Purpose Cleaner (NY2); Enz-Away;
Cleaner Degreaser (NY3);
Basin, Tub, and Tile Cleaner (NY4);
Glass and Window Cleaner (NY6);
Clinging Toilet Bowl Cleaner (NY7)
Naturally Yours
888 801-7347




Y
Eliminiator degreaser
Speed Release solvent
Phase III, Inc.
916 E. Baseline Rd., Ste. 101
Mesa AZ, 85204
Tel: 480-503-2847
http://www.phaseiii.com



Y

Planet All Purpose Cleaner
Planet Inc.
2676 Wilfert Rd.,
Suite 201
Victoria, B.C. V9B 5Z3
Canada(250) 478-8171
Planet@islandnet.com

Y



Safe and Clean, a commercial, institutional product line
Restore Products
5170 St. Albans St., N
Shoreview, MN 55126
(651) 765-0137
(651) 765-0029 fax
www.restoreproducts.com


Y


Enviro-Care All Purpose Cleaner
Enviro-Care Tough Job Cleaner
Enviro-Care Neutral Disinfectant
Enviro-Care Washroom
and Fixture Cleaner
Enviro-Care Glass Cleaner
Rochester Midland
800 762-4448
www.rochestermidland.com
Rich Gray Sold by:
Lighthouse for the Blind,
St. Louis
Rex Osborn
(314) 423-4333
(413) 423-0139
(Other R-M products: Carpet/upolstery cleaner;
Liqui-bac enzyme Food service
cleaner Hand soap
Y


Y
Y
SOYsolv II- all purpose Graffiti Remover
Soysolv
6154 N CR 33
Tiffin, OH 44883
(800) 231-4274
(800) 992-4595 fax
www.soysolv.com



Y

Soy Green Solvent SG-1000 (grafitti, tar, mastics remover)
Soy Technologies, Inc.
2601 Webb Ave.
Delray Beach,
FL 33444
(561) 266-8868
www.soytek.com


Y


Various cleaning products
Susquehanna Association for the Blind
244 North Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603717
291-595 1717
291-9183 (fax)



Y

Earthworks Professional Cleaner Concentrate
T-Square Inc.
8318 Pineville-Mathew Rd.,
Suite 708-201
Charlotte, NC 23226
800 824-6213
www.theearthwork.com

Y
 

Trewax Clean Multi-Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser
Trewax Consumer Products
11641 Pike St.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
www.trewax.com
(562)908-0405

Y
 

Eliminate Multisurface Cleaner
Shower, Tub, Tile Cleaner
Unelko Corp.
14641 N. 74th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
www.unelko.com
(480) 483-7674

Y
 

777 General Purpose Cleaner
United Laboratories, Inc.
320 37th Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
800-323-2594
Fax:630-443-2087
Web: www.beearthsmart.com




Y
VERTEC Gold Solvent
Vertec BioSolvents, Inc.
411 Business Center Dr.,
Ste. 111
Mt. Prospect IL, 60056
Tel: 847-803-0575
www.vertecbiosolvents.com


Y


Brass polish
J A Wright
www.jawright.com
(603) 352-2625



  Y
Bowl Shine toilet bowl cleaner
Zep Manufacturing
(877) 428-9937
http://www.zepmfg.com/Default.asp




Y
Twist 'n Fill #1 Glass Cleaner
Twist 'n Fill #3 Neutral Cleaner
Twist 'n Fill #4 Bathroom Cleaner
Twist 'n Fill #8 General Purpose Cleaner
Twist 'n Fill #24 3-in-1 Floor Cleaner
3M
http://www.3m.com/
SOLD BY:
Blind Industries and Services
of Maryland
Kevin Vedyt
(888)322-4567
www.bism.org
Y
  Y


20/10 Cleaner/DegreaserZ
20/10 Products Inc.
P.O. Box 7609
Salem, OR 97303
503 371-0007
503 363-4296 (fax)

Y