Dining and Summer Conferences uses Intercon’s Blue Planet brand of cleaning chemicals. 

​There are many ‘eco-labels’ in the marketplace, how is Design for the Environment's labeling program different?

  1. First, we are focused on chemistry and identifying safer chemicals. Our approach to product review is grounded in the EPA’s more than 40 years of experience in evaluating the human health and environmental characteristics of chemicals. This expertise enables us to go beyond established lists of ‘bad actor’ chemicals and to use expert judgment to determine the likely health and environmental hazards of chemicals that haven’t been widely studied.
  2. Second, we look at a full set of health and environmental endpoints based on a range of data, experimental and modeled, and expert judgment.
  3. Finally, we work closely with companies to help them understand the chemistry of their products and to select safer alternatives to chemicals that pose potential health or environmental concerns.

​What does the U.S. EPA Safer Choice certification mean?


When consumers see the  U.S. EPA Safer Choice certification label on a product, they can be confident that the ingredients have been through a rigorous EPA review. The label means that EPA scientists have evaluated every ingredient in the product to ensure it meets DfE's stringent criteria.
Design for the Environment

"When people use U.S. EPA Safer Choice certification products 
they are protecting their families and the environment by making safer chemical choices"

For more information, please visit the EPA Safer Choice certification website.