Help Desk Questions

Questions asked on the home page of the Environmental Help Desk for Businesses website and Answered by our team of green business professionals and graduate assistants.

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What janitorial cleaning supplies do you recommend?

Asked By Manufacturer | From Rogers, AR | on April 16, 2013
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There are several products that are commercially available, such as SeventhGeneration and GreenWorks.  If you’re looking for products that you can purchase in bulk, try online vendors like CleanIt Supply, or check out this great article from Treehugger.com about where to purchase green cleaning supplies.    Additionally, you can look for products that …

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Are there any personal care/cosmetic companies that are certified fair trade?

Asked By All-Natural Cosmetic Company | From Durham, NC | on July 18, 2012
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Fairtrade certification is growing in the cosmetics industry. The first fairtrade product made by a American company was Queen Helene Naturals, produced by Hain Celestial. In 2008, shea butter became the first fair trade cosmetic in Canada. Also, the Organic Monitor has drafted a report on the business potential of fairtrade cosmetics and …

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Can you tell me which shipping company to select in order to reduce carbon associated with my shipping?

Asked By Green Plus | From Durham, NC | on July 17, 2012
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There are several options available to you about carbon reduction related to shipping. On the more commercially well-know shipping companies, both UPS (through CarbonNeutral) and FedEx offer the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets, however FedEx’s service currently only applies to envelope shipping. That being said, both FedEx and UPS are …

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What is the Environmental Help Desk for Business?

Asked By Green Plus | From Durham, NC | on April 6, 2012
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The Environmental Help Desk for Business is a free resource to help America’s small and medium-sized businesses understand Green supply requirements Green business certifications Environmental innovations that can save businesses money while reducing their impact on the environment The Environmental Help Desk for Business is a partnership of the U.S. …

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