The Green Cleaning Lab at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) offers housekeepers and janitorial service providers the knowledge and expertise it has gained over two decades of testing green product performance for manufacturing plants.

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Disinfectants

Vinegar

Vinegar

Ingredients

100% White Distilled Vinegar

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All Purpose Cleaners

Borax, Lemon Juice, and Hot Water

Borax, Lemon Juice, and Hot Water

Ingredients

•2 tablespoons of Borax

•1/4 cup of Lemon Juice

•2 cups of Hot Water

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Window & Glass Cleaners

White Vinegar, Cornstarch & Water

White Vinegar, Cornstarch & Water

Ingredients

•1/4 cup of White Vinegar

•1 tablespoon of Cornstarch

•1 quart of warm Water

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Bathroom Cleaners

Vinegar & Water

Vinegar & Water

Ingredients

•1/4 cup of Vinegar

•1 gallon of Water

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Lab Testing

TURI analyzes color and gloss impacted by cleaning processes.

Lab Testing

TURI evaluates cleaning effectiveness on coupons weighed before and after cleaning using gravimetric scales.

Lab Testing

TURI uses scientific testing methods to evaluate and compare cleaning equipment and processes.

 
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