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ERIC Number: EJ982469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Green Cleaning Label Power
Balek, Bill
American School & University, v84 n10 Jun 2012
Green cleaning plays a significant and supportive role in helping education institutions meet their sustainability goals. However, identifying cleaning products, supplies and equipment that truly are environmentally preferable can be daunting. The marketplace is inundated with products and services purporting to be "green" or environmentally preferable. The proliferation of products and services purporting to offer an environmental benefit has made it difficult to distinguish between those that are truly "green" and those that make false or misleading claims. This situation creates a challenge for schools looking to start a comprehensive green cleaning program and for the cleaning professionals who use the products. The good news is that schools can choose from many credible ecolabel programs for their green cleaning programs. Such programs help schools identify green cleaning products and services that truly are environmentally preferable and effective. By lending a level of certainty to the procurement process, ecolabel programs help schools avoid greenwashing and deliver a clean, healthful and safe learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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