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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Visits

epa-visitOn April 28, Cole Hardware was honored to host a press conference with the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy. Along with Rick Karp, EPA regional administrator (and Cole Street shopper) Jared Blumenfeld, and Greenopia founder Gay Browne, Ms. McCarthy was on hand at our Cole Street store to highlight the importance of using cleaning products that are safer for people, pets, and the environment.

The event was an official kickoff for the EPA’s new Safer Choice label, the first federal label for cleaning products, which makes it easier to choose products that meet the EPA’s rigorous scientific standards. The Safer Choice products are also less toxic to fish and other aquatic life, as they break down more quickly through natural processes, so they are less likely to become part of the food chain or damage the ecosystem. You’ll find multiple products on the shelves at Cole Hardware that sport the Safer Choice label, including some from Seventh Generation®, CLR®, and Ecos Pro™. Just look for the Safer Choice label when shopping for cleaning supplies.