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Green Cleaning Products

Organization(s) New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Project Description There are two efforts in New York State focused on expanding the use of green cleaning products. First, Executive Order 134 focuses on greater use of green cleaning products in New York State government agencies. Second, a law has been passed that focuses on substituting traditional cleaning products with environmentally sensitive cleaning products in school environments.

The Commissioner of the Office of General Services, in consultation with NYS DEC and the NY Department of Health, is required to establish guidelines and specifications for environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products for use in elementary and secondary school facilities. The transition to green cleaning products is ongoing.

The NYS Office of General Services Environmental Services has posted relevant materials on its website, including the official guidelines for green cleaning at schools and a list of approved green products. In addition, the webpage includes a link to all the questions posted during the public comment period and the responses from the workgroup.

More Info www.ogs.state.ny.us/bldgadmin/environmental/default.html
Project Contact
Name Carlos Montes
Phone 518-402-9469
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Industrial Sectors Educational Institutions
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative, Website updates
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 18 No. 1, Spring 2008 [PDF]


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