Thetford Launches DfE-Recognized Marine Care Line

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ð Not all eco-friendly, or “green,” marine care products are created equal or qualified using the same standards. Dedicated to developing environmentally-friendly products, Thetford Marine announces its new line of powerful and Design for the Environment (DfE) Ðrecognized cleaning products. Safer for humans and the environment, Thetford’s Marine Care line meets the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) DfE program’s rigorous criteria without sacrificing performance.

“Since our products are used outdoors, in direct contact with bodies of water and living creatures, the EPA/DfE holds our cleaning formulations to higher standards of environmental-friendliness than even home cleaning products,” said Mary Burrows, Thetford’s manager of chemical development. “Years of development have allowed Thetford’s products to pass the test when held up against the most stringent measure.”

The EPA founded the Design for the Environment program in the early 1990s to champion risk reduction through pollution prevention. All products carrying the EPA/DfE logo do not contain inorganic phosphates, hazardous solvents or environmentally harmful surfactants, and use only the safest possible ingredients while maintaining or improving product performance.

DfE-qualified products include Thetford’s Bilge Cleaner, UltraFoamª Black Streak Remover, UltraFoamª Deck Cleaner, Mildew Stain Remover and Boat Wash, packaged in bright green, 100% recyclable bottles made with 25% consumer-recycled plastic. All five products are formulated with ingredients that have more positive health and environmental characteristics than conventional cleaners, including a moderate pH.

UltraFoam Black Streak Remover removes black streaks without hard rubbing or scrubbing. Perfect for use on flat or non-skid decks, UltraFoam Deck Cleaner effortlessly cleans algae, grime, oil and other stains. UltraFoam immediately sticks and coats surfaces while breaking up grease, grime and dirt for faster and easier cleaning.

Thetford’s Bilge Cleaner helps keep the bilge free from grease, oil, dirt and slime build-up, while the Boat Wash works great on a boat’s surface to remove dirt build-up without removing wax. Chlorine-free and color safe on all fabrics and materials, Thetford’s Mildew Stain Remover can also be used on carpet/upholstery and as a laundry pre-spot.

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