20 Jun '13, 3pm

Why bio-based cleaning products are attracting positive attention from the government to the home.

Why bio-based cleaning products are attracting positive attention from the government to the home.

In February 2012, the U.S. federal government announced plans to increase purchasing of bio-based products, including paints, soaps, detergents and cleaning supplies. In fact, the announcement indicated government purchasers would “dramatically increase” their purchases during the next two years. If all goes as expected, this will not only result in more bio-based products being purchased, but it will lead to a 50 percent increase in the number of newly designated bio-based products, according to U.S. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack. What are bio-based products—specifically, bio-based cleaning products? Why is the U.S. government so enthusiastic about these products? Are these products that purchasers and facility managers in the private industry should know about, especially those with green cleaning strategies in place? The following should answer these questions. Def...

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