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NF Environement

The NF Environement mark is the Eco-Logo for France. Created in 1992, it features a single leaf covering a globe. The mark means that the product has less impact on the environment while achieving the same level of service as other products on the market. Industries who wish to highlight their environmental efforts can voluntarily apply to use the Eco-Logo on their products. Certification is based on a multi-criteria approach, within a number of product categories including paints, garbage bags and automobile coolants.

Nordic Swan

The Swan is the official Nordic ecolabel, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers (Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Danish and Finnish). The Swan logo demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice. The green symbol is available for around 60 product groups for which it is felt that ecolabelling is needed and will be beneficial. These days, everything from washing-up liquid to furniture and hotels can carry the Swan label. The Swan checks that products fulfill certain criteria using methods such as samples from independent laboratories, certificates and control visits.

Neutral cleaner

Cleaner that is generally less alkaline than a general purpose cleaner. PH ranges from 7 to 9.

Non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner

Product that can clean most non-porous surfaces. Nonabrasive, all-purpose cleaners are offered as powders that can be dissolved to the proper strength and as liquids that can be diluted or used full strength.