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    Contribute to a healthy lifestyle and indoor environment by reducing toxins present in your home with environmentally-preferred cleaners.

What is DfE?

DfE stands for Design for the Environment. According to its website, the program allows product designers to conduct an environmental assessment during the concept stage of design, where they can evaluate the impact of material selection as well as account for the end-of-life status of their product.

The analysis prompts designers to select from the DFMA database the materials they prefer to use or avoid, then reveals the proportions (by weight) of those materials in the product. It also estimates and designates the proportions of product that go to different end-of-life destinations, including reuse, recycling, landfill and incineration. Its ratings appear on such products as Zep, Green Guard and Clorox.

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Contribute to a healthy lifestyle and indoor air quality by reducing toxins present in your home. By reducing sources of contamination in and around your home, you help to create a healthy environment. Environmentally preferred cleaners help to reduce toxicity. Look for the EPA Designed for the Environment label on select cleaning products to identify healthy cleaning options for your home and your family.

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Organic Products Sold
Items
154,328,343
The number of organic products sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

This number includes biodegradable pots, eco friendly cleaners, organic fertilizers and recycled hoses.
Chemicals Replaced in Homes
lbs
386,629,537
The number of pounds of potentially harmful chemicals that have been replaced in homes due to organic product purchases from 2006 to 2011 from The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Biodegradeable Pots Sold
Items
105,410,167
The number of biodegradable pots sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Landfill Waste Avoided
tires
2,389,294
The number of used car tires that would take up the same space in a landfill (have the same volume) as waste that was avoided by using biodegradable pots sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

The biodegradable pots are replacing plastic or clay pots that would have been thrown away eventually.
The above numbers are based on averages and certain assumptions. Click on a ticker for details.

Time for a green clean at The Home Depot

Cleaning your home can be an excellent step in going green. At the Home Depot, we pride ourselves on being environmentally friendly and offer many different eco options. We carry Designed for Environment (DfE)-certified products that can help reduce hazardous household waste created by some full-strength cleaners. Also, using organic cleaning products not only helps the planet, but also benefits you and your family. According to the EPA, nearly half of all illnesses stem from indoor pollution caused by ordinary cleaning products. We can help you reduce that risk with such organic solutions as green cleaning products and green cleaning supplies.