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EPA's Design for the Environment program helps consumers, businesses, and institutional buyers identify cleaning and other products that perform well, are cost-effective, and are safer for the environment.

Look for products with the DfE label and protect your family's health and the planet.


Design for the Environment Videos


EPA's Pollution Prevention PSA
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DfE Webcast from 9/20/2011:
"Enhancements to the EPA's Design for the Environment Safer Product Labeling Program"

 Frequently Asked Questions
 Where can I find a list of products with the
DfE label?
 Where can I find a list of safer ingredients?
 How do I apply to get the DfE label on my products?
What's New with DfE?

January 29, 2014 -- EPA issued final DfE alternatives assessments for DecaBDE and BPA.

The Flame Retardant Alternatives Assessment for Decabromodiphenyl Ether (DecaBDE) (PDF) (901pp, 10.84MB) evaluates and compares potential hazards associated with decaBDE and 29 alternatives. Read more.

The Alternatives Assessment for Bisphenol A (BPA) in Thermal Paper (PDF) (519pp, 3.72MB) evaluates and compares potential hazards associated with BPA in thermal paper and 19 alternatives. Read more.


January 23, 2014 -- EPA updated DfE’s Safer Chemical Ingredients List (SCIL), adding 50 chemicals – bringing the number of safer fragrance chemicals to 150 and the total number of safer chemicals to nearly 650.

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