Eco-ScaleTM Rating System Frequently Asked Questions for Household Cleaning Products

Our tiered rating system for the cleaning products we sell:

  • The first household cleaner standards from a retailer

  • The most comprehensive standards set by any "green cleaners" standards-setting group

How does it work?

We evaluate every product for environmental impact, safety, efficacy, source, labeling and animal testing. Based on the product evaluation, we rate it red, orange, yellow or green on our Eco-Scale™.

Why are we doing it?

This is a huge service to our customers, allowing them to make informed choices:

  • The government does not require full disclosure of ingredients on cleaning products

  • It encourages producers to create better products

How can you tell what the Eco-Scale™ rating is for a specific product?

Look for Eco-Scale™ rating signs or tags in front of products on the shelf.

What's the process for products that don't meet at least the minimum (orange) tier?

We don't carry any cleaning products rated red on our Eco-Scale™.