Dáil Éireann - Volume 663 - 14 October, 2008
Written Answers. - Contract Cleaning Companies.
Deputy Dan Neville Deputy Dan Neville
Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his Department provide a certificate of authorisation to contract cleaning companies who can show that they are using all biogradeable green friendly products at all times (details supplied). [34757/08]
Deputy John Gormley Deputy John Gormley
Deputy John Gormley: My Department does not have a role in certifying contract cleaning companies who use certain biodegradable products.
However, manufacturers and service providers may apply to a designated national authority, which in this country is the National Standards Authority of Ireland, for registration under the voluntary EU Ecolabel Scheme. To obtain the Ecolabel, products and services must meet stringent environmental criteria agreed at European level. Under the present scheme, criteria have been established in respect of 26 product groups including all-purpose cleaners, handwashing and dishwashing detergents.
Question No. 275 answered with Question No. 270.
Dáil Éireann 663 Written Answers. Contract Cleaning Companies.