2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

Dropps® by Cot’n Wash, Inc. Awarded 2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year
Philadelphia Direct-to-Consumer Company Recognized for Excellence in Household Cleaning Formulations


PHILADELPHIA, May 5th, 2017 / / -- Dropps (by Cot’n Wash, Inc.), the Philadelphia-based producer of natural unit dose laundry, dish, and household cleaning products delivered direct to your door, was awarded the 2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding achievement in formulation and product manufacturing of both consumer and institutional/industrial products.

To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet EPA’s Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria. The Safer Choice program currently has about 500 formulator-manufacturer partners who make more than 2,000 products for both retail and institutional customers.

Dropps has been a leader in the environmentally oriented laundry detergent business since 2008 when Dropps laundry detergent pacs first received EPA Safer Choice (formerly Design for the Environment) certification. Available online at www.dropps.com, Dropps products ship to your door in a 100% recyclable cardboard box, and the pre-measured pacs dissolve right in the wash. Way less plastic, space, and waste. Purchasing options include subscription wash plans as low as $4 per month.

 “We like think of ourselves as leaders of change in the cleaning industry,” said Dropps Founder and CEO Jonathan Propper. “As a company, our goal is to manufacture and distribute the safest and most effective unit dose household cleaning products. We no longer add colorants and dyes – we all know that color doesn’t clean and is not necessary for product efficacy. Last year, we introduced the safest and most sustainable package – a patent pending 100% recyclable and repulpable corrugate package that features a child safety locking mechanism and a SurfShield™ wax replacement for a water resistant package. It’s time to rid our landfills of plastic jugs and hard to recycle pouches.”

Finding cleaning and other products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment should be easy. That’s why the EPA developed the Safer Choice label. EPA Safer Choice and Dropps believe that we all play a role in protecting our families’ health and the environment. Products with the Safer Choice label help consumers and commercial buyers identify products that meet performance standards and are made with safer chemical ingredients.

Partner of the Year award winners represent a wide variety of leadership organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and small- and medium-sized businesses. The 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards will be presented during a public ceremony on May 15, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD.

Visit www.dropps.com to learn more.

About Dropps

In 2008, Dropps® pioneered the natural, mess-free laundry pod concept that eliminates water, reduces emissions in transport, and offers a more sustainable alternative to traditional plastic jugs that fill landfills and pollute water-ways. The brand offers the only liquid laundry detergent in water resistant 100% recyclable corrugated packaging, and the only liquid unit dose laundry detergent to receive the EPA's Safer Choice certification. Dropps products are manufactured in the USA and is a PETA Cruelty-Free company. The product line offers solutions for the entire home: laundry, kitchen, bath, pets, and babies. To learn more, visit dropps.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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