SOURCE: GOJO Industries

GOJO Industries

May 24, 2010 09:44 ET

GOJO Addresses Need for Renewable Hand Sanitizer; New Product Is World's 1st to Be Green Certified

AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  PURELL® Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer, developed by GOJO Industries with sustainability in mind, is a renewable hand sanitizer made with 100% naturally renewable, plant-derived ethanol in a readily biodegradable formula. 

The new product is the world's first EcoLogo certified instant hand sanitizer.*

"More and more customers are pursuing sustainability goals," said Nicole Koharik, global sustainability senior marketing manager for GOJO. "Our new PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer provides them with a great opportunity to expand their green offerings with a green certified, renewable hand sanitizer."

The new PURELL product is a renewable hand sanitizer made with natural, renewable ingredients at levels that exceed requirements established by USDA's BioPreferred program. Federal agencies can buy PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer with confidence they meet the USDA BioPreferred requirements for hand sanitizer products.

The EcoLogo standard is intended to guide purchases toward safe and effective renewable hand sanitizer products that use less-intrusive raw materials, reduce environmental hazards, and increased product recyclability. Certification acknowledges the product meets the Instant Hand Sanitizer Antiseptic Products standard (CCD-170) for environmental leadership. 

PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer, available in the U.S. only, is produced with 100% naturally renewable, plant-derived ethanol. Packaging includes eco-iconic graphics that help customers demonstrate their commitment to promoting the well-being of people and the environment.

The new PURELL renewable hand sanitizer kills 99.99 percent of most common germs that may cause illness. It is available for away-from-home markets including education, office, healthcare, government and military.

For information, call GOJO Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-321-9647. Visit

PURELL is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson and is used under license.

*First to meet an independent, 3rd party, type-1 EcoLabel environmental standard for hand antiseptics.

Contact Information

    Angela Watkins
    GOJO Industries
    Communications and Media Relations Manager
    Office: 330-255-6612
    Cell: 330-6076066