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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…
June 16, 2020
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
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
Free Webinar for Parents and Teachers on December 8, 2020 at Noon EST The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is partnering with the National Parent Teachers Association (PTA) to sponsor and moderate a December 8 panel discussion on the challenges schools and families are facing this school year when it comes to staying safe and healthy—and also cleaning, disinfecting and hand hygiene best practices, with actionable advice for school staff and parents. During the National PTA Learning Lab,…
December 2, 2020
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released the following statement on the election of former Vice President Joseph Biden to be the 46th President of the United States, quoting Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO: “We congratulate Vice President Biden and Senator Harris on their election as the next President and Vice President of the United States of America. “The American Cleaning Institute, representing the cleaning product supply chain, looks forward to working with the new…
November 9, 2020
Coverage of recent studies examining the increased use of disinfectants during COVID-19 may be sending misleading messages about the products’ safety during a time when they are playing a critical role in public health, according to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI – cleaninginstitute.org). Among the key ingredients used in many disinfecting products are quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) – “quats” for short. “Quats are important workhorse chemistries in disinfectant products that have…
August 31, 2020