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Earth Friendly Products

September 14, 2016 09:00 ET

ECOS™ for Pets! Garners Industry's First U.S. EPA Certification for Environmentally Friendly Pet Care Products

Earth Friendly Products Sets Industry Standard With Safer Choice Certification

CYPRESS, CA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2016) - Earth Friendly Products, the maker of ECOS™ environmentally friendly cleaning products, today announced that it is the first company to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Safer Choice certification for pet care products. ECOS™ for Pets! Hypoallergenic Conditioning Shampoos in Peppermint and Free & Clear now bear the Safer Choice logo, which means the shampoos are made using the safest ingredients available and have been tested for superior performance.

The EPA's Safer Choice label helps consumers identify products with safer chemical ingredients without sacrificing quality or performance. More than 2,000 products currently carry the Safer Choice label. ECOS™ for Pets! Hypoallergenic Conditioning Shampoo is now the first-ever Safer Choice-certified pet care product, joining the 62 other Safer Choice-certified products made by Earth Friendly Products. Earth Friendly Products has more Safer Choice-certified products than any other manufacturer, and in 2015, the company was named the EPA's Safer Choice Partner of the Year.

"We're thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with the EPA and the Safer Choice program with the first-ever Safer Choice-certified pet care products," said Jenna Arkin, product development director at Earth Friendly Products. "We believe our furry friends are part of the family too, and they deserve the same high standards for ingredient safety as people."

According to Packaged Facts' 2015 report Pet Supplies in the U.S., 10th Edition, consumers are looking for natural products for their pets. ECOS™ for Pets! Hypoallergenic Conditioning Shampoo in Peppermint and Free & Clear has been tested and certified by dermatologists to be non-irritating and hypoallergenic. The shampoos are pH balanced, free of any known carcinogens or developmental toxins, and all ingredients used are the safest in their class.

With all-new formulas and fresh scents, ECOS™ for Pets! offers pet owners a complete line of cleaners and grooming solutions made with plant-derived power that are safer for pets and their families, as well as the planet. ECOS™ for Pets! products are available online and at select pet specialty stores nationwide.

ABOUT EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
Family owned and operated since 1967, Earth Friendly Products is the maker of ECOS™ Laundry Detergent and over 200 other environmentally friendly cleaners that are safer for people, pets and the planet. Made with plant-derived ingredients, ECOS™ and Baby ECOS™ cleaners are thoughtfully sourced, free of formaldehyde and dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable, and never tested on animals. As a primary manufacturer, Earth Friendly Products makes its own products in sustainable manufacturing facilities located throughout the U.S. The company has received many awards for its innovations in safer green chemistry, including the U.S. EPA's coveted Safer Choice Partner of the Year. All Earth Friendly Products facilities are carbon neutral, water neutral and Zero Waste Platinum certified, saving over 53 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually and diverting over 95% of all waste from landfills and incineration through recycling and reuse. Earth Friendly Products is committed to making green cleaning both effective and affordable. ECOS™ products are available at selected major retailers throughout the U.S. and in over 60 countries and online at www.ecos.com and www.babyecos.com.

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