EPA announces changes to Design for Environment program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced several changes to its Design for the Environment Program (DfE) for labeling cleaning products.

By Healthcare Facilities Today
April 8, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced several changes to its Design for the Environment Program (DfE). 

The DfE label helps consumers and institutional buyers such as healthcare facilities identify cleaners that are safer for the environment. In order to use the label, manufacturers must submit to a review process to ensure the product meets set criteria. 

The EPA is altering the criteria by expanding the list of acceptable chemicals that can be used in cleaning products qualifying for the label, according to a CleanLink article. 

The article also says the EPA will rebrand the DfE program with a new logo intended to improve program messaging.   






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