When people look for green window cleaners, they often wonder if it is possible to find the best of the green cleaning products that can be used for glass, mirror, and window cleaning for a shine without nasty streaking. Green Cleaning Products LLC continues to research different cleaning products only to be amazed at the amount of eco friendly marketing claims that prove to be misleading for green products.
When window cleaning we often reach for Windex, since it is the most well-known brand of the window cleaners available. In their effort to go green, the manufacturer, S. C. Johnson, seeks to educate the public in their Annual Public Report. Despite their claim that they are eco friendly in their practices, the fact remains that the company is fighting a civil lawsuit that accuses the firm of deceiving customers with its marketing of green products. This is a significant because S. C. Johnson incorporates their trademarked Greenlist insignia on their labels. The lawsuit states that firms’ internal certification process is deceptive. Besides the lawsuit, this deception has been reported online, but is still not commonly known. With all of this greenwashing, how is a consumer to know green products to purchase?
Go Green with your Glass and Window Cleaners for LEED
Seeking a cleaning products solution for your green building? Select a green product with a reputable third party green certification. DfE or Design for the Environment one of the best third party certification programs for cleaning products, including glass and window cleaners. Kelly Grant, AAAS Science Policy Fellow and Molecular Biologist for the USA EPA has told me that “DfE is different than other eco label programs. This is because of EPA’s comprehensive and science based focus on green chemistry innovation, rather than simply meeting product level cutoffs and avoiding list of known problem chemicals. Because DfE reviews every chemical ingredient regardless of percentage in the formulation, recognition by DfE ensures that the product does not contain highly toxic ingredients that could be masked by dilution. Additionally, DfE supplements list of chemicals of concern (e.g. carcinogen lists) with the expertise of EPA scientists who can make scientific determinations on chemicals not already reviewed by an authoritative body. Other chemicals may pose similar toxicity hazards because of structural similarity to a known problem chemical. DfE has the expertise to identify such chemicals, and recommend safer substitutes to product manufacturers.”
When you are glass or window cleaning if you want to go green and are looking for DfE certified, streak free, green window cleaners for that work, check out our green cleaning products store!