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Hand Soaps and Cleaners

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Hand Soaps and Cleaners

Products formulated for personal care use in removing a variety of different soils, greases, and similar substances from human hands with or without the use of water.

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  • asterisk Federal agencies are required by statute to purchase products as designated or specified under this program.
    asterisk asterisk Federal agencies are required to purchase sustainable products and services meeting EPA’s Recommendations to the maximum extent practicable.
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Federal Programs

According to BioPreferred, hand soaps and cleaners are products formulated for personal care use in removing a variety of different soils, greases, and similar substances from human hands with or without the use of water. BioPreferred maintains an electronic product catalogopens in new window listing products that either 1. are eligible for preferred federal procurement, or 2. have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels

Executive Order (EO) 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainabilityopens in new window, (08 DEC 2021), requires federal agencies to purchase sustainable products and services identified or recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the maximum extent practicable.

Hand Soaps and Cleaners certified under UL2784 may be available from contractors on the following GSA Multiple Award Schedules:

  • Schedule 51V SINs 105 001 and 105 002
  • Schedule 73 SIN 852 1
  • Schedule 75 SIN 75 85

Hand Soaps and Cleaners certified under Green Seal GS-41 may be available from contractors on the following GSA Multiple Award Schedules:

  • Schedule 51V SINs 105 001 and 105 002
  • Schedule 73 SIN 852 1
  • Schedule 75 SIN 75 85
Potential LEED Contributions

This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) category. Specific credits are:

  • Indoor Environmental Quality
    • Green Cleaning Products & Materials
    • Low-Emitting Materials

* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.

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