Did you know that across the world, 260 million tons of plastic is produced each year and around 10% ends up in our world’s oceans causing devastating damage to our oceans eco-systems and wildlife?
With so many of our ocean creatures being affected by plastic, many people and businesses from around the world have implemented ways of cutting down their plastic use and have come up with ingenious ways to recycle and repurpose the waste.
We at A&R Cleaning services are big advocates of recycling and reducing our single-use plastic waste and have made many steps to date to make our business as environmentally friendly as possible – using recycled plastic products such as spray bottles, mops and buckets – which has helped towards us gaining the ISO:14001 accreditation.
With this in mind, we are constantly seeking equipment and products that are even more environmentally friendly and in line with our company’s values, and during our search, we came across the bestselling Kentucky mop bucket. After doing the research we were left extremely impressed, so we made the switch almost instantly.
Drinks bottles are the largest contributors to plastic waste, and it’s been stated that the average London person buys more than three water bottles every week which equates to a startling 175 bottles every year per person. In total, 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste. And one manufacturer took on the challenge to reduce that number by recreating their best-selling Kentucky Mop Bucket to be 98% made out of recycled plastic bottles!
Their new Kentucky Mop buckets remain strong and heavy-duty but with the added bonus that they are made out of recycled single-use plastic bottles. Helping reduce the number of plastic bottles that end up in our landfills and oceans.
We are very proud of how much we as a business, are trying to do for our planet by using as many recycled products as we can and ensuring our cleaning team are using recycled equipment where possible along with the new recycled and greener Kentucky Mop bucket. This shows that we are taking further steps in our war against plastics.