It’s important to reevaluate your facility’s sustainability strategy throughout the year. Consider the following items to help ensure your facility is taking the right steps to help reduce its impact on the environment.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Each year, over 11 million tons of plastic enters the ocean. Facility managers can do their part to help limit plastic waste by evaluating their current products and processes and identify opportunities for plastic waste reduction.
To help combat plastic waste, SC Johnson Professional has taken strides to reduce virgin plastic use in its product packaging. SC Johnson Professional’s Windex® Multi-Surface Disinfectant Sanitizer Cleaner utilizes post-consumer recycled plastic containers. This product, in the 32 oz trigger bottle (minus trigger), is made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. The product can kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria on hard, non-porous surfaces making it an ideal and hygienic choice for cleaning facility bathrooms, kitchens and other spaces and supporting the use of recycled plastic containers.
Hygiene and Sustainability go Hand-in-Hand
Using soap dispensers made from recycled plastic is another way to enhance your facility’s sustainability program. SC Johnson Professional recently launched the Proline WAVETM Dispenser which is made with 70% recovered coastal plastic.
Recovered coastal plastic is post-consumer recycled plastic collected on land within 31 miles/50 km of an ocean so that it does not reach oceans or landfills in countries with high volumes of uncollected plastic waste. The plastic is then turned into plastic flakes that are melted down and used to make the 1-liter Proline WAVETM Dispenser.
Concentrated is Key
With concentrated products, such as SC Johnson Professional’s TruShot 2.0® Mobile Dispensing System, cleaning professionals only need to add water to keep a facility looking its best. The TruShot 2.0® system is compatible with five different types of concentrates to help meet a variety of cleaning needs. Opting for the TruShot 2.0® system, over the life of a trigger, using TruShot cartridges will result in at least a 93% reduction in the use of plastic versus using equivalent ready-to-use quart bottles with sprayers, based upon a quart bottle with sprayer containing 69 grams of plastic.
Concentrated products are a great cleaning and sustainable alternative if your facility is looking to cut back on plastic waste and limit the number of products your cleaning team must be trained on.
Do Your Part
Reevaluating your facility’s sustainability program should include an assessment of your facility’s cleaning products and processes. Simple changes can be made, like using products packaged which leverage recycled materials and implementing the use of concentrated chemicals. Furthermore, encourage your facility to implement and follow recycling programs and best practices for applicable materials after use. Doing so not only contributes to positive sustainable practices but can also positively impact your business.