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With sustainability now being important in most industries, 3M is prioritizing developing products with sustainable attributes. This effort has led to two additional floor pads from 3M receiving Green Seal’s Certification of Environmental Innovation under the GS-20 standard, which recognizes products that significantly reduce environmental impact through product innovation. 

The newly certified floor pads from 3M include the 3M Red Buffer Pad 5100 and the 3M TopLine Autoscrubber Pad 5000.

“At 3M, we strive to develop products that not only help our customers’ productivity but also support their sustainability goals and minimize overall environmental impact,” says Thomas Huie, marketing manager for Floor Pads for 3M Commercial Solutions Division. “We’re excited to add two more floor pads to our Green Seal GS-20 certified portfolio, increasing our offering of certified floor pads.”

Joining eight previously certified 3M and Scotch-Brite branded floor pads, these floor pads provide users with sustainability benefits that include:

  1. Improved function at initial use and mid-life and improved durability, meaning they get the job done faster or require fewer pads to get the job done over time.
  2. Floor pads produced in a “zero-landfill” facility, resulting in less waste in landfills. Additionally, the waste created during the manufacturing process is reused or recycled.
  3. Floor pads produced using water-based resins or contain at least 50 percent post-consumer recycled materials.
  4. Packaging that is 100 percent recyclable and made with 50-100 percent recycled content.