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Earth Friendly Products, the maker of ECOS environmentally friendly cleaning products, has been named the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)  2019 Safer Choice Partner of the Year.

The manufacturer of plant-powered laundry detergents and cleaners for over 50 years, Earth Friendly Products earned the recognition for its achievement in the design and manufacturing of innovative products that are safer for consumers and the environment.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our ingredients,” says ECOS president and CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks. “The Safer Choice seal gives consumers the peace of mind that our products are safer for their families, pets and the planet while meeting high performance standards. We’re honored that the EPA is recognizing ECOS as the innovative green leader of this great community.”

ECOS offers over 140 products that are certified Safer Choice. To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet the EPA’s Safer Choice standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria. In fact, ECOS offers more Safer Choice-certified products than any other manufacturer.

A leader in safer consumer products and sustainable manufacturing, ECOS is the first company in the world to have achieved the “trifecta” of carbon neutrality, water neutrality, and TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification. The company uses 100 percent renewable energy to make its green cleaning products at its facilities located in California, Washington, Illinois, and New Jersey. Each facility partners with local vendors for sourcing ingredients and packaging, contributing to the state economy and the company’s carbon neutrality.

“Earth Friendly Products is recognized as an outstanding 2019 Safer Choice Formulator-Product Manufacturer and has been a Safer Choice partner since 2008,” says the EPA in its announcement of the award. “Safer Choice values its dedication to formulating products with safer ingredients.”

The award marks the third time that Earth Friendly Products has earned the prestigious Safer Choice Partner of the Year designation since the program began in 2015. Earth Friendly Products was also the first manufacturer to feature the Safer Choice logo on its packaging and has been an active participant in the EPA’s safer ingredients programs since 2008.