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Design for the Environment (DfE) Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative

Organization Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/projects/iil/index.htm
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Green Chemistry, Green Product Design, Hazardous Waste & Materials, Pollution Prevention, Soil Protection, Water Efficiency, Water Quality
Sector Consumer Goods
Type Of Assistance Technical Assistance, Voluntary or Partnership Programs
Description The DfE Industrial and Institutional Laundry Partnership works with detergent and other laundry product formulators to design products with improved environmental and human health characteristics. Partnering with DfE can help formulators learn more about the effects their ingredients might have on the quality of aquatic life, biodegradability of effluents, and worker health and safety.

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