On November 19, 2008, EPA’s Design for Environment (DfE) Program recognized its newly appointed Safer Detergent Stewardship Initiative (SDSI) Champions and Partners. Through (SDSI), EPA’s Design for the Environment Program recognizes environmental leaders who voluntarily commit to the use of safer surfactants. Safer surfactants are surfactants that break down quickly to non-polluting compounds and help protect aquatic life in both fresh and salt water. Nonylphenol ethoxylates, commonly referred to as NPEs, are an example of a surfactant class that does not meet the definition of a safer surfactant.
Auto-Chlor System was recognized as SDSI Champion for having achieved the following:
- Demonstrated the use of only safer surfactants in products
- Documented a strategy for ensuring that going forward only safer surfactants are used in products
EPA/Safer Choice recognition does not constitute endorsement of this product. The Safer Choice label signifies that the product’s formula, as Auto-Chlor System has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive human health and environmental characteristics than conventional products. EPA/Safer Choice relies solely on Auto-Chlor System, its integrity and good faith, for information on the composition, ingredients and attributes of this product. EPA/Safer Choice has not independently identified, that is, via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of Auto-Chlor System’s non-ingredient claims. EPA/Safer Choice provides its evaluation only as to the s environmental and human health and characteristics of the product, based on currently available information and scientific understanding.