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Green Clean: Method Cleaning Products Receive Cradle to Cradle Certification

4/27/2009 12:00:00 AM

Tags: Method, Cradle to Cradle, green products

Maybe you’re not in the market to make major home improvements right now. If you still want to do everything you can to make your home healthy—for your family and the planet—take a look at how you clean. Like it or not, we have to clean our homes on a regular basis. Natural Home offers lots of great ideas for making your own healthy, natural cleaning solutions—or look to some of the great green solutions now available at your grocery store. 

Method Products recently received Cradle to Cradle certification for different varieties of 3 products.

Method products
Method Products recently received Cradle to Cradle certification for 20 of its environmentally friendly products, including its hand and liquid dish soap. Photo Courtesy Method 

To receive C2C certification, a company must:

• use environmentally safe and healthy materials
• design recyclable or compostable products
• efficiently use renewable energy and water
• institute corporate practices that promote social responsibility 

MDBC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry), offers four levels of C2C certification: basic, silver, gold and platinum.  Method received silver certification for its liquid dish soap, hand wash and foaming hand wash, each of which comes in at least four natural scents. The company is also working to certify 20 more of its products. 

Method, launched in 2000, says the C2C design philosophy is at the core of its business. Its products use 100 percent natural ingredients that are safe for people and the environment as well as sustainable manufacturing practices. Method employees minimize their water use and offset the carbon used in their office and in employee travel. 

For more great green cleaning products, check out our resource listings.

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