Waste reduction, one of the pillars of the green movement, also happens to be the strongest selling point for microfiber products.

Unlike paper towels or cotton rags, microfiber is reusable hundreds of times after laundering. Thus, a longer lifespan means fewer items end up in a landfill.

Microfiber also greatly reduces water usage, which helps both the environment and a facility’s bottom line. Microfiber is far more absorbent than traditional materials and that allows the product to retain water and clean better. In fact, microfiber flat mops used for damp mopping interior corridors, offices, patient rooms and other areas can reduce water consumption by 25 to 50 percent compared to a traditional mop.

To further reduce waste, microfiber can also be used without chemicals for some cleaning and dusting applications. Jobs that demand chemicals typically require less when coupled with microfiber.