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New EPA Site To Assist Green Product Design and Purchasing
September 23, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new web tool that will help manufacturers with information on standards and criteria for designing greener products.
In addition, the new green products web portal is designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and cleaning products that can save money, prevent pollution and protect people’s health.
Using the tool, consumers and institutional purchasers can find electronics and appliances that have earned EPA’s Energy Star label and can browse WaterSense products that help save energy and water.
Additionally, consumers can find information about cleaning products that are safer for the environment and people’s health. These products bear the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) label.
EPA launched the web portal as part of its Pollution Prevention Week activities.
“By purchasing greener products, consumers can help reduce air pollution, conserve water and energy, minimize waste and protect their children and families from exposure to toxic chemicals, while also creating green jobs,” said Steve Owens, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, “Pollution Prevention is good for our health, our environment and our economy.”
Bart King is a PR consultant and founder of Cleantech Communications.