WDW Requested to Use "GREEN" Cleaners

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  1. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Seeing isn't Believing, Believing is Seeing.

    Aug 8, 2000
    The Center for Health, Environment and Justice Friday morning began a campaign to persuade The Walt Disney Co. to use environmentally safe cleaning products at its Walt Disney World theme parks, restaurants and hotels near Orlando, Local 6 News partner Florida Today reported.

    The Virginia-based organization, along with the Florida Alliance for Healthy Indoor Environments and other health and environmental groups, said Disney should be "an environmentally responsible tourism-industry leader" by switching to "certified 'green' cleaning products and procedures."

    "'Green Chemistry' has made toxic chemicals in cleaning products unnecessary and a thing of the past," Lois Marie Gibbs, executive director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, said in a statement released Friday morning.

    "Walt Disney World should take the lead in the tourism industry, and switch all of their hotels and parks to certified-green cleaning products and procedures. By doing so, they will protect the health of their most vulnerable visitors, the children, and will set an industry standard for good indoor air quality practices."

    Gibbs is a longtime environmental activist who first came to prominence in the late-1970s, when she led efforts to clean up the Love Canal area of Niagara Falls, N.Y., a neighborhood she lived in that previously had been the site of a toxic-waste dump.

    Her organization said it would "challenge Disney to protect children and follow the same healthy practices they are already using in Animal Kingdom, which protect animals: Use green cleaning products, instead of unnecessary and dangerous toxic cleaners."

    The organization?s Web site is urging consumers to write to Disney officials to lobby for a change in the company's practices.


    PERSONAL NOTE: I do not see this happening very soon. WDW does not even use BioDiesel for their diesel buses and vehicles. Not only does it burn 78% cleaner than fossil fuels, it is renewable, since it comes from soy beans (among other virgin vegetable oils). Additionally, it costs less than diesel fuel and can save up to $3,500 per year per bus in engine maintenance.
  2. crazy4wdw

    crazy4wdw Co-Moderator, Restaurant Board Moderator

    Jan 3, 2001

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