The detergent and fabric softener used by NTHCL are formulations that are biodegradable and DfE compatible. DfE is the EPA’s “Design for the Environment” program that works with industry to improve the environmental friendliness of industry practices. In addition, the detergent was recently reformulated to contain no NPE’s, which will be regulated in the future. HSCL also uses a non-chlorine bleach that is safer for the environment and can clean at lower temperatures, providing energy savings. Most of HSCL’s chemicals are shipped in bulk trucks, saving on plastic barrels.