Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th March 2023 Issue no. 1058
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Robert Scott launches new Ecofibre range
Robert Scott has expanded its sustainable cleaning range with the launch of Ecofibre - a new range of products made from recycled materials.
The Ecofibre cloth offers the cleaning power of traditional microfibre, with the added environmental benefit of using recycled plastic bottles in its production. Each cloth is made from 55% recycled plastic, with two recycled bottles in each Ecofibre cloth.
The Ecofibre cloth offers exceptional cleaning with its ultrafine microfibres which have a completely different structure to woven cotton cloths. The individual microfibres are engineered to create a large surface area per fibre and are naturally statically charged so that they have a strong suction effect, collecting as much dirt as possible in just one wipe.
Much like traditional microfibre, the Ecofibre cloth can be used dry or damp with your chosen solution and works effectively using just tap water.
The second is the Ecofibre scourer - a recycled, non-scratch scouring pad for tough, eco-friendly cleaning that's made using 40% plant fibres including nut shells and 15% recycled polyester.
The Ecofibre scourer is perfect for tackling stubborn dirt such as burnt-on food on kitchen equipment, without damaging the material surface. It can also be reused multiple times to reduce the requirement for single-use, disposable products.
"We've been testing products made from recycled materials to see which perform best for commercial cleaning and we're really pleased with the efficacy of the Ecofibre products," explains Alastair Scott, sales director at Robert Scott.
"Sustainability is front of mind for many of our customers and this is an area of product development we'll be investing further into in 2022. We want to find sustainable alternatives for as many daily cleaning products and tools as we can for our customers to reduce our collective environmental impact,".
Other recycled products currently available from Robert Scott include a 750ml recycled spray bottle, made from 100% recycled plastic, the Deodoscreen urinal screen, made from 75% recycled plastic and the 14L Great British Bucket, made from 70% recycled plastic.
A fourth-generation family business, dating back to 1925 when the company was founded by James Scott in a cotton mill, Robert Scott is UK's largest mop manufacturer, delivering over half a million mops each week to its customer base of over 1,500 businesses. The company is one of the UK's largest designers, manufacturers, importers and stockists of cleaning products for the professional janitorial market and is also the manufacturer behind cleaning innovations such as Mi-Cloth, Exel, Hi-Absorb, Stream and Hi-Shine product ranges.
It manufactures a large volume of its own products in the UK and employs 230 staff across six sites in the north west of England.
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