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Aurora Pro Clean explains the TRECOS accreditation mark

Aurora Pro Clean explains the TRECOS accreditation mark

Aurora Pro Clean explains the TRECOS accreditation mark

Aurora Pro Clean recently announced a partnership with Mayflower to use Clover products. Clover Chemicals launched the new standard called TRECOS to explain a cleaning product’s green credentials. Products that conform to the strict guidelines will now carry the TRECOS logo, which covers all aspects of a products environmental profile, including transport impact, biodegradability, packaging, energy etc.

Products are awarded the TRECOS mark if they obtain a low product category score according to the TRECOS Ten Rules of environmental impact.

The 10 factors that are used to calculate the impact on the environment can be viewed here.

The impact on the environment is calculated based on the following 10 factors:

1Raw materials

Raw materials used are scored for impact, the higher the impact the higher the score.

2Packaging Ratio

Products are scored for their packaging ratio, the more packaging for each litre of solution, the higher the score.

3Environmental Hazard Classification

Raw materials are scored according to their environmental classification. R50, R51, R52, R53, H400, H410, H411, H412 and H413. The higher the impact the higher the score.

4Volatile Organic Compound content

The higher the level of V.O.C’s the higher the score.

5Energy

The energy used to obtain the finished product is taken into account. The more energy used the higher the score.

6Health and/or Physico - chemical properties.

The product is evaluated for potential adverse health effects and adverse physico/chemical properties. the more adverse the properties the higher the score.

7Consumer Use

How often the product is used and the control over its use are scored. The higher score is given to products used in an uncontrolled fashion daily.

8Biocidal Products

Biocidal products are scored depending upon whether they have a necessary function to protect public hygiene and the registration of the active ingredients in Europe.

A high score is given to products that do not have a necessary function to protect public hygiene.

9Clear Labelling

A high score is given to those products without clear user instructions.

10Biodegradation

The manufacturing process produces waste which is controlled and disposed of in a responsible fashion.

This is scored according to the environmental impact of each products waste.

 

Posted by Andy Issott