Design for the Environment
Partnerships for Safer Chemistry
Over the past decade we have been privileged to work with the EPA's Design for the Environment. The DfE has been at the forefront of change in the cleaning industry. INTEGRA® has consistently led the movement to develop safer alternatives to hazardous cleaning.
The DfE screens ingredients for human health and environmental effects. We submit our formulas for review and by meeting the criteria, our product becomes "DfE recognized". While the Federal Government does not endorse these products, this is the closest we can get to an endorsement. The following products have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for Environment (DfE) program for using environmentally preferable chemistry.
Accent - High Surfactant Laundry Detergent
Brilliant - Non-Ammoniated Glass Cleaner
Defy - Concentrated Institutional Cleaner
Duet - Detergent With Oxygen Bleach
Harmony - Detergent With Oxygen Bleach
Natural - Multi-Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser
Oxy Boost - Laundry Performance Booster
River Rapids Fresh - Air Freshener
Stellar - Neutral Floor Cleaner
Zyme Plus - Enzyme Laundry Detergent
HPG Auto Dish - High Performance Green Auto Dish Detergent
HPG Foaming Hand Soap - HIgh Performance Green Hand Soap
HPG Rinse - High Performance Green Auto Rinse Agent
HPG Pot & Pan - High Performance Green Manual Dish Detergent
EPA/DfE recognition does not constitute endorsement of this products. The Design for the Environment logo signifies that the formula for this product, as Anderson Chemical Company has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive health and environmental characteristics than conventional cleaners. EPA/DfE relies solely on Anderson Chemical Company, its integrity and good faith, for information on the composition, ingredients, and attributes of this product. EPA/DfE has not independently identified, i.e., via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of Anderson Chemical Company’s non-ingredient claims. EPA/DfE expresses its judgment and professional opinion only as to the environmental and human health characteristics of the product, based on currently available information and scientific understanding.
For more information regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for Environment (DfE) program, go to http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/projects/formulat/formpart.htm
What Does the DfE Label Mean?
EPA allows safer products to carry the Design for the Environment (DfE) label. This mark enables consumers to quickly identify and choose products that can help protect the environment and are safer for families.
When you see the DfE logo on a product it means that the DfE scientific review team has screened each ingredient for potential human health and environmental effects and that—based on currently available information, EPA predictive models, and expert judgment—the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.
Product manufacturers who become DfE partners, and earn the right to display the DfE logo on recognized products, have invested heavily in research, development and reformulation to ensure that their ingredients and finished product line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum while maintaining or improving product performance.
EPA's Design for the Environment Program (DfE) has allowed use of their logo on over 1500 products. These products are formulated from the safest possible ingredients and have reduced the use of "chemicals of concern" by hundreds of millions of pounds.