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Will Represent Cleaning Products Industry on Panel Providing Guidance to Commerce Dept., USTR Kathleen Stanton, Associate Vice President, Technical & International Affairs at the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has been appointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services (ITAC 3). The Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and the United…
April 28, 2022
Agency Urged to Improve Consumer Education, Outreach on Proper Recycling The cleaning product supply chain supports efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enhance useful data collection and analysis that will identify factors that contribute to effective recycling programs, according to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). ACI was responding to two requests for information (RFIs) from the EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, regarding the Solid Waste…
July 27, 2022
One of the key components of an innovative workforce is a diverse and inclusive team. That’s why we’re celebrating the vital role of diversity in innovation for #STEMDay!
November 17, 2020
The second issue of ACI’s Convention News – published by Chemical Week – is now available: ACI 2020 Convention News – Issue 2 The publication reviews the 2020 Convention, summarizes key ACI member issues, and reports on other industry news.
January 31, 2020
The first issue of ACI’s Convention News – published by Chemical Week – is now available: ACI 2020 Convention News – Issue 1 The publication previews the 2020 ACI Convention, summarizes key ACI member issues and reports on other industry news. Follow daily news updates from the 2020 ACI Convention on ACI’s Twitter feed and via the hashtag #2020ACI.
January 24, 2020
Findings Indicate that Antiseptic Compounds Are Unlikely to Cause Adverse Ecological Impacts Risk Analysis Framework May Be Adapted for Other Ingredients That Reach the Environment Through Down-the-Drain Pathways Article Published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry The use of three topical antiseptic compounds – benzalkonium chloride (BAC), benzethonium chloride (BZT) and chloroxylenol (PCMX) – has increased due to the phase-out of other antimicrobial ingredients (such as triclosan) in…
November 16, 2022
Outcomes of negligible environmental risk mean consumers can feel confident about the safety of these ingredients going down the drain. Results were consistent with assessments by authoritative bodies around the world. Newly published research indicates that an important ingredient used in detergents and cleaning products poses a low ecological risk to waterways. The study, “Environmental risk assessment of polycarboxylate polymers used in cleaning products in the United States,” is published…
June 16, 2020
Global Handwashing Day Oct. 15 93% of Americans Found Handwashing is Important in Preventing the Spread of Illness at Home, American Cleaning Institute Survey Finds Checkout ACI’s Global Handwashing Day Resources at cleaninginstitute.org/global-handwashing-day Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water, especially during key times throughout the day. The theme for this year is: Unite for Hand Hygiene. In recognizing the…
October 11, 2022
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) praised steps taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow consumers to more easily access information about ingredients in antimicrobial pesticide products, such as disinfectants. EPA announced that “consumers will be able to view inert ingredients for certain products by following a QR code or website link included on a product’s label. An inert ingredient is any substance other than an active ingredient that is intentionally included in a…
December 11, 2020
ACI and Good Housekeeping’s Third Annual Cleaning Summit Takes Place October 26 Register for This Free, Virtual Event at: https://live.goodhousekeeping.com/discovercleaning2022 The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and Good Housekeeping are coming together again for the 2022 Discover Cleaning Summit: The Clean, Healthy & Happy Home. Registration is now open for the free, virtual event, which will be held on October 26 at 1 PM EDT. The event is designed to address the cleaning concerns…
September 12, 2022