Earth Friendly Products CEO Named 'Pollution Prevention Champion of the Year'

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Company receives "2012 Pollution Prevention Award" for outstanding sustainability program accomplishments

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Dr. Van Vlahakis, Chief Executive Officer and owner of Earth Friendly Products (, a leader in manufacturing award-winning eco-friendly cleaning products, has been named "The Pollution Prevention Champion of the Year" by the prestigious Pollution Prevention Roundtable, the largest membership organization in America devoted solely to pollution prevention.

In addition, Earth Friendly Products has received the 2012 Pollution Prevention Award from the Pollution Prevention Roundtable for outstanding achievements in its pollution prevention projects and programs.

In accepting the awards, Dr. Vlahakis said, "All of us at Earth Friendly Products are honored and grateful to the Pollution Prevention Roundtable for this recognition of our ongoing work in preventing pollution. We are especially proud of the Earth Friendly Products team of dedicated professionals who are thoroughly committed to keeping our pledge as a company to do everything within our power to prevent pollution of our planet."

The Pollution Prevention Champion award earned by Dr. Vlahakis is for his outstanding work in setting the pollution prevention vision and strategies, leading and directing pollution prevention programs and implementing pollution prevention projects at Earth Friendly Products.     

The company's accomplishments in its Sustainability Projects merited its recognition as the winner of the 2012 Pollution Prevention Award. Categories in which the Pollution Prevention Roundtable cited Earth Friendly Products outstanding achievements included innovation and thinking outside the box to prevent pollution in new ways; measurement of results; transferability throughout Earth Friendly Products' five regional manufacturing facilities across the country; commitment to the integration of pollution prevention in the company's day-to-day practices, and optimization of company available resources.

Earth Friendly Products is committed to preserving the environment through its manufacturing processes. Earth Friendly Products has been making green a priority for over two decades with more than 150 all-natural, environmentally-friendly home and industrial cleaning products.

To learn more about what Earth Friendly Products is doing for the environment, please visit

About Earth Friendly Products
Earth Friendly Products is the leader in the development and production of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies for household and commercial use with over 150 products manufactured, distributed, and sold in the USA, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. All Earth Friendly Products are created with only replenishable and sustainable plant-based ingredients that are safe for people, pets, and the planet. The company proudly adheres to its strict "Freedom Code", a list of harmful and toxic ingredients that are not found in any its products. Earth Friendly Products has proudly received the 2010 GEELA Award for Sustainable Business Practices, 2009 Green PatriotTM Green 100TM Designation and the Champion level recognition from the US EPA through the Design for the Environment (DfE) Program's Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative. The company’s solar division, Progressive Power Group is just another example of how Earth Friendly Products is a sustainable business leader.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information about Earth Friendly Products, or to speak with Vice President Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, please contact Nancy Trent or Pamela Wadler at (212) 966-0024.

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