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Crispulo Clean is committed to protecting the environment while helping you clean and maintain your facility. Our services include office cleaning and janitorial services: floor waxing, stripping and sealing, carpet cleaning, and window cleaning. We are proud to offer custom green programs to all our current and future customers. All of our eco-friendly products are guaranteed for high performance and designed to help you clean while protecting your health. Our green cleaning service uses only environmentally friendly products and  equipment that conserves water. At Crispulo Clean we care a lot about cleaning which is shown in our hard work and effective services. We also go beyond ensuring green cleaning services and promote recycling programs and student involvement in green cleaning.

* New York State Bill 5435 - May 20, 2005
AN ACT to amend the education law and the state finance law, in relation to the procurement and use of environmentally sensitive cleaning and maintenance products in schools.

* NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Environment DEC Newsletter - May 2005
Governor George E. Pataki introduces Clean and Healthy Schools Legislation.

* US Environmental Protection Agency - DfE Program
The Design for the Environment (DfE) Program is a voluntary partnership program that works directly with industry to integrate health and environmental considerations into business decisions.

* Green Seal Environmental Standard for General-Purpose, Bathroom, Glass, and Carpet Cleaners Used for Industrial and Institutional Purposes - March 16, 2005*
Green Seal is a non-profit organization devoted to environmental standard setting, product certification, and public education. Green Seal’s mission is to work towards environmental sustainability by identifying and promoting environmentally responsible products, purchasing, and production.
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*Recycle

Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life and using all or part of it to make another product. The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three arrows moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different part of the recycling process, from collection to re-manufacture to resale. Recycling is a simple way that you, as a consumer, can help out the environment, create a profitable market for recycled goods and help preserve natural resources from being depleted.

Recycle not hard to make a case for composting and recycling when it is cheaper than waste in the dustbin.

The more waste recycled the less is sent to landfill.

The energy saved from recycling thousands of cans could run a TV for three hours usually aluminum cans are recycled back into drinks cans.

Glass

Glass is one of the few materials that can be recycled infinitely without losing strength, purity or quality.

 

Brown Glass

Nickel, sulfur and carbon are added to molten glass during manufacturing to give this type of glass a brown color. Glass is one of the few materials that can be recycled infinitely without losing strength, purity or quality.

 

 

Green Glass

Green glass is colored by adding metals such as iron, chromium or copper to the molten glass during production.

 

 

Blue Glass

Blue glass is formed naturally as the result of iron impurities found in most sand.

 

 

Clear Glass

Clear glass is most often made of a combination of silica (sand) and other substances.

 

 

Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottled water containers are 100 percent recyclable. Plastic #1 and #2 are the most commonly used forms of plastic in bottled water containers – and the most commonly collected. Curbside collection and drop-off locations are available across the country.

 

 

Plastic is delineated with numbers 1 through 7, although some municipalities are opting to describe plastic in ways that it is used instead of with numbers. The numbers signify the type of resin used to produce the plastic, and this affects how the plastic can be recycled. Not all plastics can be recycled in curbside programs, so be sure to check with your local waste agency.

 

Innovative Plastics

Bio-based,degradable and compostable plastics, also referred to as innovative plastics, are all terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. However, bio-based, degradable and compostable mean very different things. Understanding the differences can be tricky. Because innovations happen all the time, recycling rules and norms for these types of plastic are constantly changing – but we’re here to help you understand the basics.

 

What Types of Plastics Can Be Recycled?

Plastics are identified by numbers 1 through 7. Usually located on the bottom of the package, this number is code for the specific type of plastic you’re holding. Here are a couple of examples of the identification numbers and their corresponding products:

 

 

Drinking straws, for example, are made of #5 PP plastic.


 

#1 PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) – Fizzy drink bottles, oven-ready meal trays and water bottle

                                              

 

#2 HDPE (High-density polyethylene) – Milk bottles, detergent bottles, yogurt and margarine tubs, cereal box liners and grocery, trash and retail bags

 

 

 

#3 PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) – Cling film (plastic food wrap), vegetable oil bottles, loose-leaf binders and construction products such as plastic pipes

 

 

 

#4 LDPE (Low-density polyethylene) – Dry cleaning bags, produce bags, trash can liners, bread bags, frozen food bags and squeezable bottles, such as mustard and honey

 

 

 

 

#5 PP (Polypropylene) – Ketchup bottles, medicine bottles, aerosol caps and drinking straws

 

 

#6 PS (Polystyrene) – Compact disc jackets, grocery store meat trays, egg cartons, aspirin bottles, foam packaging peanuts and plastic tableware

 

 

7 Other - Three- and five-gallon reusable water bottles, certain kinds of food containers and Tupperware

 

Aluminum Can

Aluminum is a sustainable metal and can be recycled over and over again. A can is generally turned into a new can and back on store shelves within 60 days.

 

 

Healthy School Campaign

www.healthyschoolscampaign.org

 

 

 

 

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