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Green Cleaning Law

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell recently signed a new state law, An Act Concerning the Use of Cleaning Products in State Buildings, which requires all of the chemicals, solvents, and other products used in state offices to meet “Green Seal” environmental standards.

The new law, passed during the recent legislative session, enacts into statute Executive Order 14, which Governor Rell issued in April 2006. That order stated that all state agencies were to buy and use environmentally safe cleaning products that meet or exceed the Green Seal standard. “Green Seal” is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.

The new law exempts disinfectants, sanitizers and other antimicrobial products that are regulated by federal law. The law, Public Act 07-100, is effective October 1, 2007.

Project Contact
Name Kim Trella
Phone 860-424-3234
Project Keywords
Processes Cleaning
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 17 No. 2, Fall 2007 [PDF]


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