According to reports from the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), New York City Major Michael Bloomberg signed into law the NYC Greening Our Cleaning Act requiring the city to conduct a green cleaning pilot program. The new law will require the city to purchase and use environmentally preferable cleaning products, as well as products composed of recycled materials.

This Act differs from the original version of legislation that was originally introduced in early 2005, which required city agencies and contractors to purchase and use cleaning products that met the Green Seal Standards. The Act now requires the establishment of a green cleaning pilot program and the eventual purchase and use of green cleaning products by the city and its agencies.

To read a summary of the Greening Our Cleaning Act, click here.