Sunday, 22 April 2018

Happy Earth Day!

All around the world Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd to raise awareness to the importance of protecting our environment. This year, the main goal is to end plastic pollution.

A few disturbing facts about plastic pollution:

  • We send 8 million tons of plastic into the ocean every year. That’s the equivalent of dumping a garbage truck full of plastic every single minute.
  • The trash and waste dumped into the ocean washes up on beaches and coastal areas and affects everything in between. Every marine animal is affected by man-made chemicals released in the water.
  • There is an island of garbage twice the size of Texas inside the Pacific Ocean: the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California is the largest oceanic garbage site in the entire world. There, the number of floating plastic pieces outnumbers total marine life six to one in the immediate vicinity.

Environmental sustainability and waste reduction are among Classmaids core business values, which we implement in our everyday work:

  • We use only non-toxic biodegradable cleaning products, which are safe for our customers, their pets and the Earth.
  • Most of our supplies are recyclable and biodegradable.
  • We implement sustainable cleaning techniques, which help save cleaning products, energy and water.
  • We recycle all plastic and other containers.
  • We use a Zero Waste Box from Terra Cycle for recycling disposable gloves.
  • We advise our customers on recycling options available in their buildings and the area.

Our long-term goal is to benefit society by driving sustainability innovation across the cleaning industry.

In an effort to be eco-friendly, Classmaids has established collaboration with TerraCycle, an innovative company, which can recycle virtually anything.  Their website is www.terracycle.com/en-US/

TerraCycle provides access to free national recycling programs for some hard-to-recycle items.  They also sell unique Zero Waste Boxes, in which one can dispose of materials that are considered nonrecyclable like chip bags, coffee capsules, water filters, etc. 

Classmaids offers to our customers a unique 15% discount code for all TerraCycle products, which can be used on TerraCycle's e-commerce website.