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Stainless Countertop Sweepstakes
You Could Win a Set of Frigidaire Professional Countertop Appliances
Stainless Countertop Sweepstakes
September 30, 2014

Sorry living room, but we all know that the kitchen is where most of family life happens. Trying to keep that room clean and tidy may seem like a never ending chore, but now you've got a simple way to keep it stainless.

Enter now through November 3, 2014 and you could win a set of Stainless Steel Frigidaire Professional Countertop Appliances, plus Simple Green Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish, Simple Green Stone Cleaner and Simple Green Stone Polish to keep your countertops (and your new appliances) sparkling clean and looking like new.

Clean and polish stainless steel, chrome, aluminum and other metal surfaces in one quick step with our Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish. The easy-to-apply cleaner quickly removes messes and creates an anti-static surface that helps resist future dust, fingerprints and water spots.

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Simple Green Stone Cleaner and Stone Polish clean and condition natural, synthetic and engineered stone, restoring a gorgeous luster to your countertops. The non-toxic formulas are safer for use on kitchen (and bathroom) countertops and dry to a residue and streak free shine.

Simple Green Products Earn Eco Options Label from The Home Depot®
All-Purpose Cleaner Receives Recognition for its Reduced Environmental Impact
Simple Green Products Earn Eco Options Label from The Home Depot®
September 24, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc., makers of the Simple Green line of household and industrial cleaning products, is proud to announce that three of its all-purpose cleaners have earned the Eco Options label from The Home Depot. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner, Simple Green Lemon Scent All-Purpose Cleaner and Simple Green Fresh Scent All-Purpose Cleaner have all been recognized and will be featured in store and online in both the United States and Canada as approved Eco Options products.

The Eco Options Program identifies products that have a lesser impact on the environment than similar competing products. The Home Depot's goal is to make it easier for customers to make an informed choice when it comes to their purchase and its impact on the environment.

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"Here at Sunshine Makers, we always enjoy having third-party, independent reviews of our environmentally conscious work. It is terrific that our core family of products will enjoy a relationship at The Home Depot that includes its Eco Options program," says Bruce P. FaBrizio, President/CEO, Sunshine Makers, Inc.

Simple Green has been producing safer yet effective cleaning alternatives since the company's formation almost 40 years ago.

Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner's environmental focus is just one of its many benefits. The product's remarkable cleaning and degreasing power is highly versatile, making it safe for use on practically any washable surface both in and outdoors. In addition, the formula is orally non-toxic and readily biodegradable, providing a safer option for use around children and pets. The concentrated formula also makes it an economical choice for families and businesses.

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Four Simple Green Products Newly Registered by NSF
The NSF Nonfood Compound Registration Program Verifies Simple Green's Ingredients
Four Simple Green Products Newly Registered by NSF
September 2, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc. is proud to announce the new NSF International registration of four Simple Green products.

  • Foaming Crystal Simple Green (A1, A4, A8, C1) - This product is acceptable for use as a general cleaner on all surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a floor and wall cleaner in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a degreaser or carbon remover for food cooking or smoking equipment, utensils, or other associated surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area.
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  • Simple Green Safety Towels (A1, A4, A8, C1) - This product is acceptable for use as a general cleaner on all surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a floor and wall cleaner in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable as a degreaser or carbon remover for food cooking or smoking equipment, utensils, or other associated surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area.

  • Simple Green Foaming Coil Cleaner (liquid) (C1, P1) - This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area. This product is acceptable for use as a coil cleaner in and around food processing areas.

  • Simple Green Foaming Coil Cleaner (aerosol) (C1, P1) - This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area. This product is acceptable for use as a coil cleaner in and around food processing areas.

The NSF Nonfood Compounds Registration Program assists manufacturers in formulating and marketing safe chemical products for use in the food and beverage industry. With the ever-increasing need to safely reduce and eliminate microbiological, chemical and other contaminants in food manufacturing environments, processors must select products that meet strict safety requirements. The NSF Nonfood Compound Program gives food and beverage manufacturers the benefit of an independent, third-party review that validates the safety properties of the products needed to maintain their equipment and facilities.

The NSF Nonfood Compound Registration Program is a continuation of the prior USDA product approval program, in which products must meet regulatory requirements for appropriate use, ingredient and labeling review. The program addresses the toxicology, odor potential and intended use classifications for a wide range of products including: cleaning, laundry, antimicrobial, hand care, pesticide, absorbent/anti-slip and sewer treatment products.

The products meeting the NSF requirements can be found on www.nsfwhitebook.org, and are distinguished by the NSF Registration Mark on their packaging and marketing materials.

Sunshine Makers, Inc. is proud to have received NSF distinction. With registrations such as this, the Simple Green family of products gains increased credibility in a competitive marketplace, as well as an affirmation of it's commitment to safety.

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Simple Green Releases 2014 GRI G4 Sustainability Report
Learn About Our Continued Commitment to the Environment
Simple Green Releases 2014 GRI G4 Sustainability Report
August 22, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc., the company behind the well-known Simple Green line of household and industrial cleaning products, has published its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report for the 2013 reporting year. The company is among few privately held organizations that have applied the latest framework of the Global Reporting Initiative, the G4 guidelines.

The Simple Green report, which has been assured by ISOS Group (http://isosgroup.com/), an independent third party, has been published on the company's website. In conjunction with the release of its sustainability report, Sunshine Makers Inc. has also submitted its first public CDP supply chain response, disclosing greenhouse gas emissions data for 2012 and 2013.

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The reporting effort is a critical component of the sustainability strategy launched by President and CEO Bruce FaBrizio and his team of Sunshine Makers in 2013. In response to a dramatically changing landscape in risk management and corporate accountability, the emergence of troubling social and environmental hotspots and a clear trend towards supply chain transparency, the company decided to formalize and expand its commitment to the environment and communities that has spanned nearly four decades.

Simple Green's Sustainability Report discloses energy and water consumption, waste generation and diversion, greenhouse gas emissions, employment statistics, supply chain sustainability efforts and community initiatives. Programs and goals were developed through stakeholder engagement and a structured process to determine impacts that are material to the organization. Constanze Duke, Simple Green's Sustainability Director, emphasizes that reporting was not about marketing the company's achievements. "We made a concerted effort to present our accomplishments alongside areas we definitely need to work on. Our goal was to provide a balanced account of our sustainability initiatives and in the process, we've really learned a lot more about ourselves, our business partners and our customers" she says.

Simple Green's creative team developed the graphic format in house. Krissy Danforth, Graphic Designer at Simple Green says, "We wanted to present the information in a clear and concise, yet interesting format, while staying true to who we are."

#SimpleGreenSelfie Photo Contest
Your Photo Could Be Worth A $500 Petco Gift Card
#SimpleGreenSelfie Photo Contest
August 20, 2014

At Simple Green we definitely consider pets part of the family. That's why we created a line of high-quality, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products that provide a safer alternative to traditional harsh chemicals that can cause harm to both pets and people.

We're proud to announce our newest addition to the product line - Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain & Odor Remover. The easy, no scrub solution uses bio-technology to penetrate and eliminate even the most severe pet stains and odors. The fast acting stain remover safely works on a wide variety of surfaces both in and outside of your home, quickly and easily removing pet waste, vomit, mud, grass and other messes from carpet, upholstery, decks, patios, crates, carriers, bedding and more.

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We think you and your pet will love it, so we're featuring it (and our complete pet line available at Petco) in our latest #SimpleGreenSelfie Photo Contest! Share a photo of your pet, your bottle of Simple Green pet product and your Petco receipt on Twitter or Instagram tagged #SimpleGreenSelfie and @SimpleGreen to enter.

We're giving away a $100 Petco Gift Card everyday! Each week one winner will be selected to be upgraded to a $500 Petco Gift Card!

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Introducing New Simple Green Advanced Dog
A Bio-Boosted Formula for Tackling Heavy-Duty Pet Stains and Odors
Introducing New Simple Green Advanced Dog
August 20, 2014

Sunshine Makers, Inc., the company behind the well-known Simple Green line of household and industrial cleaning products, is proud to introduce the new addition to the line, Simple Green's Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover.

Utilizing bio-technology, Simple Green's Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover penetrates and eliminates severe odors from virtually any washable surface, both in and outdoors. This fast-acting stain and odor remover quickly and easily removes messes such as pet waste, vomit, mud and grass. The heavy-duty cleaning power is perfect for removing tough stains and unpleasant scents caused by even the largest of dog breeds.

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The easy, no scrub method cleans messes from carpet, upholstery, decks, patios, crates, carriers and more. Effective on even old or set-in stains and smells, the formula also works to neutralize and eliminate odors helping to discourage future soiling and remarking. It is also an amazing laundry pre-treat for pet bedding, towels and toys.

In keeping with our commitment to providing high-quality products, the formula is orally non-toxic and readily biodegradable, making it safer for both people and pets than traditional harsh chemicals.

Available in a 32 oz. bottle with a foaming spray trigger, cleaning up the stubborn messes left behind by your furry friends has never been easier. The pleasant scent of Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover will leave your home refreshed and clean.

Available at pet retailers nationwide and direct from Simple Green, Simple Green Advanced Dog Bio-Boost Stain and Odor Remover joins a comprehensive set of non-toxic and biodegradable pet cleaning products including Simple Green Bio Dog Stain & Odor Remover, Simple Green Oxy Dog Stain & Odor Remover, Simple Green Cat Stain & Odor Remover, and Simple Green Outdoor Odor Remover.

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Road Trip Sweepstakes
Enter for Your Chance to Win Everything You Need For Summer Road Trip Success
Road Trip Sweepstakes
August 1, 2014

Well-planned summer road trips mean adventure, excitement and quality time spent together. When poorly planned they result in aggravation, frustration and endless hours trapped together in a confined space. ("Are we there yet?" anyone?)

Sometimes it's the simplest of changes that can mean the difference between success and failure. That's why we're giving away the ultimate summer road trip kit! Passengers stay content passing the time with music, games and more on your new headrest mounted iPad. You're pleased because snacks, drinks, toys and more are easily accessible with your new super handy car cooler and organizer. Plus, your car stays happy because with it knows you'll have a full set of supplies to keep it clean.

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Enter now through September 2, 2014 for your chance to win.

Enjoy the Outdoors Sweepstakes
You Could Win a Set of Adirondack Chairs and a New Patio Umbrella!
Enjoy the Outdoors Sweepstakes
June 30, 2014

Looking to make the outdoors more enjoyable this summer? Simple Green has everything you need to get your yard, and everything in it, ready for summer.

Our remarkable All-Purpose cleaner and degreaser is safe for use on practically any washable surface, making it great for use on patio furniture, play equipment, camping gear, bikes, ATVs, RVs, boats, and more! And it comes in a variety of convenient sizes, perfect for wherever the summer takes you, even if it's only as far as your backyard.

Enter now and you could win a set of Adirondack chairs and a patio umbrella in your choice of red, white, or blue!

#SimpleGreenSelfie Contest
Submit Your Photo To Win a New Washer & Dryer Set
#SimpleGreenSelfie Contest
June 17, 2014

Do you have a selfie that's NSFW? And by NSFW we mean "Now Stain Free - Woo!" Show us your best #SimpleGreenSelfie and you could win an LG ultra large capacity, high efficiency, front loading washer & dryer set featuring LG's Steam Technology.

Judges will award a $50 GAP gift card to the best photo of the day (we know it ultimately means more laundry, but who couldn't use new clothes!?).

Daily Winners will then compete for the Grand Prize washer and dryer prize.

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With no detectable 1,4-Dioxane, borax, phosphates, chlorine or optical-brighteners, Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent's biodegradable formula is tough on dirt and stains without harsh chemicals than can be tough on the environment. With plant-based surfactants and a smart enzyme system it is also an all-around fabric-friendly formula that's equally gentle on delicate skin.

For use in both high efficiency and standard washing machines, Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent is optimized for great performance in hot, warm, or cold water. One 100oz bottle cleans up to 100 loads of laundry making it a great value as well.

Entering is easy:

  • Purchase a 100oz bottle of Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent at The Home Depot (in store or online).
  • Take a photo using Simple Green Sunshine Fresh Scent Laundry Detergent. Don't forget to include the bottle and your receipt from The Home Depot in the photo.
  • Post the photo to Instagram or Twitter tagged #SimpleGreenSelfie and @SimpleGreen.
  • Follow @SimpleGreen on Twitter and Instagram so that you can easily be notified if you won.
  • Make sure to enter daily for more chances to win. Creativity counts, so let your originality shine through!

Simple Green Partner IBR Releases Rescued Pelican
Pink the Pelican Well Enough for Release Seven Weeks After Attack
Simple Green Partner IBR Releases Rescued Pelican
June 14, 2014

Simple Green has been a proud supporter of International Bird Rescue (IBR) since 2004, when Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner was provided to the organization as a donation to clean-up after a large oil spill. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner is the preferred cleaner for facilities and enclosures at both the Northern and Southern IBR locations. In 2014, Sunshine Makers Inc., the manufacturer of Simple Green products, agreed to an ongoing product sponsorship, providing all of the Simple Green products used in both IBR facilities. This is an exciting new development in the relationship between Simple Green and IBR.

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Simple Green is fortunate to have witnessed the release of perhaps the most buzzed-about bird to be rehabilitated by IBR, Pink the Pelican. This California Brown Pelican was picked up by a bystander in Long Beach, Calif. on April 16 and brought to IBR's Southern facility in San Pedro, Calif. with its throat pouch nearly severed off its bill. After caretakers came to the conclusion that Pink's injuries were human-caused, the ordeal sparked outrage and made headlines across California. The story resonated with animal lovers and advocacy organizations alike, spawning a $20,000 reward to find the person(s) responsible for this horrific crime.

After undergoing two surgeries and receiving over 600 stitches, Pink the Pelican spent just over six weeks in rehabilitation at the IBR facility in San Pedro. Pink was successfully released on the afternoon of June 3 at White Point Park in San Pedro by L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino. Prior to release, Pink's pink band was replaced with a blue band reading &qout;V70&qout; as part of IBR's Blue-Banded Pelican Program. If you happen to spot Pink out along the Pacific Coast you can report your sighting to the IBR on this website.

Unfortunately, attacks on pelicans have been reported prior to this one, primarily in California, Florida and North Carolina. After the Brown Pelican population decline in the late 1970's resulted in the species being designated as endangered, their numbers rebounded in 2009 and they were removed from that list. Regardless of whether or not a species is on the endangered list, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it is illegal to kill or cause harm to migratory birds.

The International Bird Rescue's "Every Bird Matters" mantra has certainly been a theme throughout this ordeal, and the organization and its supporters remain optimistic. The $20,000 reward for the party responsible for the attack on Pink remains outstanding, and anyone who has information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Fish and Wildlife Service at (310) 325-1516 or Long Beach Animal Care Services at (562) 570-7387.

Simple Green is pleased that Pink is back where he belongs and that our company can assist the IBR in their important work.

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