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EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Program Continues to Grow

NSF International, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving public health, recently announced that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE) Product Recognition Program has passed a significant milestone: 700 recognized products.


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The EPA's DfE program partners with forward-thinking companies that design high-performing, cost-effective products that contain safer ingredients. As an independent third-party certification organization, NSF evaluates product formulations for potential human health and environmental effects. This evaluation provides consumers with added assurance that the products they use comply with specific safety and environmental requirements.

"DfE greatly values NSF’s support as a third-party profiler for DfE’s Product Recognition Program,” said David DiFiore, Project Lead for the EPA’s DfE. “NSF's thorough, quality-driven approach to chemical research and evaluation and years of experience as standard developers and product certifiers lends critical support to DfE’s efforts to recognize innovative, best-in-class products.”

According to the EPA, the DfE program has now partnered with over 160 companies committed to taking a leadership role in the advancement of safer product chemistry. Interest in the program—from manufacturers, retailers, consumers, government purchasers, and others—continues to grow rapidly, with applications for recognition of consumer products leading the way.

A number of states and municipalities now include DfE recognition in their procurement standards. These include New Jersey, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Utah and Hawaii. Additional states are also considering DfE recognition for inclusion in their purchasing programs. Retailers recognize the mark's leadership qualities and importance in furthering their sustainability efforts. As an example, Home Depot has adopted DfE recognition as the sole qualification for inclusion in their Eco Options program for healthy homes.

Companies that participate in the DfE program and pass the rigorous screening process can display the DfE logo to help environmentally-conscious consumers decide which cleaning products have met stringent environmental standards and are safer to use around their families.



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EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) Program Continues to Grow :  Created on October 29th, 2008.  Last Modified on January 18th, 2010


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NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect people by certifying products, and writing standards for food, water, air and consumer goods ( Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.



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