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Green Seal award for full cycle pads

Published 30th May, 2017 by Neil Nixon

Green Seal award for full cycle pads

Green Seal is pleased to announce that the floor pad base material as well as the complete range of Full Cycle pads by Americo have been certified according to the GS-20 Environmental Innovation criteria.

Green Seal is a non-profit organisation that uses science-based programmes to help consumers, buyers and companies create a more sustainable world. After Americo asked Green Seal to be assessed for the GS-20 certificate, the process of making the full cycle base material was described and the environmental benefits extensively demonstrated. Green Seal examined these benefits in a life-cycle context and determined that the full cycle material as well as the production processes can be considered as innovative. This is a requirement for the GC-20 certification and has been defined as such by Green Seal.

The Americo full cycle base material has been exclusively made of recycled PET plastic, using only water-based resins. After use, biodegradation of the base material, and therefore the floor pads too, will accelerate. The composting process takes only a fraction of the time required by regular floor pads, so the full cycle pads offer the user - apart from their top quality and durable performance - the guarantee of the best and friendliest solution for the environment.

“Green Seal is delighted to award Americo's Full Cycle material and floor pads the GS-20 certification,” said Arthur B. Weissman, Green Seal's president and CEO. “This material and these pads are a stellar example of what happens when sustainability, innovation and performance combine in product design.”

In Europe, the Full Cycle pads are sold by Wecovi under the name ‘Wecoline Full Cycle pads by Americo’. Americo’s base material is processed in Zwolle, made into floor pads and packed in FSC 100% recycled cardboard boxes.

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