Green Cleaning

What we use

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We use BioRenewables products made with ingredients that are derived from domestic agricultural and forestry materials. Whether it's soy-based solvent, vegetable-derived detergent, or cleaning agent made from coconut oil, each ingredient comes from a renewable resource. This means that the raw components Spartan is using are constantly being grown, produced and manufactured into solvents, detergents, etc. These renewable items provide products that are environmentally safer, increase rural economic development, foster domestic pro- duction of our resources, and reduce dependency on imported products. 

What Are Biobased Products?

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According to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (FSRIA), a biobased product is a product determined by the US Secretary of Agriculture to be a commercial or industrial product (other than food or feed) that is composed, in whole or in significant part, of biological products or renewable domestic agricultural materials (including plant, animal, and marine) or forestry materials. In general, a biobased product is formulated with products from renewable plant and animal resources. Biobased products are thought to be excellent alternatives to products made from petroleum because they:

  • Reduce fossil fuel use
  • Reduce foreign oil use
  • Reduce dependency on foreign energy
  • Are generally better for the environment to produce and use

With several different products, Spartan offers solutions to a wide array of janitorial needs. These products can be used in any public or private facility in place of petroleum-based products. Their performance parallels or exceeds their petroleum-based counterparts, while offering the benefits biobased products exhibit. 

What Do These Symbols Mean?

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Spartan has invested heavily in research, development, and reformulation to ensure that the Biorenewables products line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum, while maintaining or improving product performance. 

Green Seal Certified

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The Green Seal mark represents compliance with a rigorous set of criteria designed to achieve leadership levels in sustainability. Certified products have met the same performance and quality requirements you would expect from a traditional, non-green counterpart based on performance criteria. Green Seal certification requires an ongoing commitment to health and the environment through annual compliance monitoring and work towards continuous improvement. Products bearing this symbol are deemed to have reduced toxicity to people and the environment.

Designed For Environment

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This label enables consumers to quickly identify and choose products that are safer for them, their families, and the environment. The DfE logo indicates 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. Only products that meet DfE's Standard for Safer Products are allowed to display the DfE label.

Certified Biobased

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This symbol indicates that a product has earned USDA certification and approval to display the USDA Certified Biobased Product label. Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricul- tural, marine, and forestry materials and provide an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products. Designated by the USDA, certified biobased products meet or exceed the minimum biobased content requirements.