Our Goal: Reduce Plastic Bottle WasteHere at CleanFreak®, we strive to be as environmentally responsible as possible. One of our ongoing initiatives that helps keep plastic bottles out of landfills is the promotion of our floor pads. Most of the floor pads that we carry are made from 100% recycled fibers or a combination of recycled and natural fibers. These pads are specially formulated to biodegrade in a fraction of the normal time frame after being placed in an anaerobic (without oxygen) environment and in the presence of certain types of microorganisms that exist primarily in active landfills. An independent laboratory testing showed up to 90 percent biodegradation within 1 year for our pads compared to less than 7 percent biodegradation for a conventional pad.
Did you know that in the United States, 1,500 plastic bottles are discarded every second? With each purchase of these pads, you can help prevent a number of plastic bottles from entering our landfills (see our environmental savings calculator for specifics). The amount may not seem significant to an individual, but the bottles add up quickly and are detrimental to our environment, so every purchase does matter. CleanFreak promises to do their part and continue to offer these environmentally responsible products.
We are asking our customers to step up and help us make a difference. Our overall goal is to save a total of 1,000,000 plastic bottles (12 oz. water & soda bottles) from being disposed of in landfills. We have also started a partnership with One Tree Planted to help us plant one for every case of sustainable floor pads sold!
For a breakdown of how many bottles you save with each floor pad you buy, check out our Environmental Savings Calculator.