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The State buys a variety of cleaners such as bathroom cleaners, floor cleaners, disinfectants and degreasers. Given the wide selection of cleaners on the market, environmentally preferable chemical composition is the key consideration. Usage of highly concentrated volatile organic compounds can become hazardous for the user.

Green Contracts

Currently there is not a Green Statewide Commodity Contract for this commodity.

To assist state departments with the identification of products that meet EPP criteria, the Department of General Services Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program has developed DGS Purchasing Standards.

DGS Purchasing Standards

DGS Purchasing Standards provide the minimum criteria purchases must meet to be considered Environmentally Preferable (EPP), aka “green”, by the State of California. They establish a mechanism for incorporating performance and environmental requirements that meet the state’s environmentally preferable goals, into procurement and policy.

The State of California may offer purchasing mechanisms for these commodities. Ordering departments must adhere to all applicable laws, regulations and policies. These purchasing mechanisms may contain items that the supplier has identified as "green" in their catalog. Items may only qualify as green when purchased by the State of California if they adhere to the applicable DGS Purchasing Standard or other established EPP criteria. The applicable DGS Purchasing Standard is listed above. 

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