Cleaning Products

General-purpose bathroom, glass, and carpet cleaners; degreasing agents; biologically-active cleaning products (enzymatic and microbial products); floor-care products (e.g., floor finish and floor finish strippers); hand soaps and hand sanitizers; disinfectants; metal polish and other specialty cleaning products. May include other types of consumable cleaning and janitorial products, for example, sanitary paper and trash/bin liners.

Preferable Criteria 

Third party certified to a ISO Type I ecolabel or sustainability standard
for cleaning products that is:
  • Recognized as a preferable option by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) or a green building rating system that is developed or administered by a World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) member organization (examples: LEED, BREEAM, etc.)

*Strive to purchase products that meet one or more of the "preferable criteria" as the "minimum criteria" are just a great starting point.

Minimum Criteria

  • 30 percent minimum postconsumer recycled and/or agricultural residue content (for sanitary paper, trash/bin liners, and other cleaning supplies, if included)