Marvin Klein – Chairman at PortionPac Chemical Corporation – has been a committed Green Seal supporter and environmental leader for many years. In support of our 25th Anniversary this month, Mr. Klein released this gracious message in the periodic newsletter – The Connection. Check out today’s newsletter below, and consider subscribing.
Green Seal™ Celebrates 25 Years of Service to our Nation
|It is always interesting to look back and see how our industry has grown and improved, and this month the 25th anniversary of Green Seal is a great opportunity to do so.
I have been in our industry since 1956 and watched the battles to make cleaning materials safer for the people who use them, more effective for the facilities they maintained and less harmful to our environment. Needless to say, progress was very slow.
All cleaning product manufacturers are proud of their formulations and equipment so there was a natural resistance to any outside agency whose role was evaluation and certification.
I remember similar concerns over regulatory standards on electrical maintenance equipment by Underwriters Laboratories. So when Green Seal was formed in 1989, I knew it would be a difficult journey for them to influence an industry that was not ready to accept change.