Green Seal Certifies First Mop
Natura Yarn from ABCO Cleaning Products is the first mop product to earn Green Seal’s coveted Certification of Environmental Innovation, meeting a rigorous standard for transformative product innovation with a high-performance mop head made from 100% post-industrial reclaimed textile.
Natura Yarn’s proprietary equipment design utilizes garment industry scraps, eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions associated with extracting virgin materials for new plastic textile production. The product also reduces use of pesticides, water consumption, and disruptions to habitat associated with growing and harvesting cotton. Natura Yarn’s design ultimately promotes circularity in the apparel sector – one of the most environmentally impactful manufacturing sectors.
“Modern environmental challenges demand modern solutions to accelerate the transition to a circular economy – that’s why Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Standard measures improved health and environmental outcomes, not just material inputs,” says Doug Gatlin, CEO of Green Seal in a press release. “ABCO has raised the bar for what consumers should expect about the sustainability of high-performance cleaning tools in the marketplace.”
Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Program is designed for manufacturers striving to advance product innovation for environmental good. ABCO worked collaboratively with Green Seal to explore the environmental and health impacts of Natura Yarn, engage in transformative product innovation, and be rewarded for achieving significant lifecycle impact reductions with Green Seal’s certification of Environmental Innovation.
In a marketplace crowded with meaningless and misleading marketing claims about the health and safety of products, Green Seal takes the guesswork out of identifying proven-safer, proven-greener options with guaranteed performance. Green Seal standards prohibit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carcinogens, reproductive toxins, phthalates and other harmful ingredients that have no place in homes, workplaces or the environment. Green Seal evaluates the health and environmental impacts of a product in all stages of its life cycle, from raw material extraction, to manufacturing, to packaging, to how the product is used and disposed.
ABCO Natura Yarn mops will now carry the Green Seal Innovation Certified mark; indicating compliance with Green Seal’s rigorous certification process and recognition that ABCO’s product is a leader in environmental innovation. Green Seal certification highlights ABCO’s commitment to providing a product portfolio now being mandated by customers. Green Seal evaluates the health and environmental impacts of a product in all stages of its life cycle, from raw material extraction, to manufacturing, to packaging, to how the product is used and disposed.