Will Home Depot’s Chemical Strategy Affect You?

Originally published by: The Home DepotSeptember 17, 2019

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The Home Depot recently reported that they will begin phasing out certain chemicals, used in carpets and rugs, on December 31, 2019 for both the U.S. and Canada markets. This is part of their on-going initiative to offer products that are not only innovative, but safer for the environment.

“[Our policy for the] carpets and rugs we sell is another example of our shared commitment to building a better future for our customers and the planet,” says Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental innovation. 

The Home Depot first published its chemical strategy in 2017 and since then, has reduced many chemicals like formaldehyde and triclosan’s in everyday product categories. The company has also made important strides including: 

  • Paint – All interior and exterior paint sold in our U.S. stores is low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) 
  • Flooring – Removed vinyl flooring products containing ortho-phthalates from product assortment 
  • Insulation - All fiberglass insulation carries a 100% GREENGUARD Gold certification 
  • Cleaning – Cleaning products within our Eco Options program obtained certifications from independent third-party testers such as EPA’s Safer Choice and Cradle to Cradle 
  • Gardening - All stores carry local, organic vegetables and herbs 

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