2015 is a monumental year for greenshield organic™. We are introducing something new that we are very excited about and know you will be as well!
Our mission here at greenshield organic™ is to provide you with healthier, cleaner, organic options for keeping every room in your house and office clean. We’ve worked diligently for 6 years creating the only USDA Certified Organic line of cleaning products. greenshield organic™ is an effective and affordable organic cleaning option that we are proud of, and now we are ready to take organic living to the next level.
You may have noticed that our products have recently taken on a new look. They are greener (literally!) with a more streamlined label. When you walk down the cleaning aisle in the grocery store, you can just look for our signature green bottles to make your shopping trip easier! But these changes aren’t just cosmetic. Our previous standard industry bottles have become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. How? We’ve begun sourcing sustainable and renewable sugar cane as a primary component in the manufacture of the bottles that carry our organic cleaners. We are working to be organic on the inside and the outside.
Why sugar cane and why does this change matter? Standard plastic bottles are made from petroleum (the same stuff that eventually powers your car!) and deplete the environment of precious resources, including clean air to breath. Every pound of petroleum-produced resin (plastic) emits 1.83 pounds of harmful carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the primary gas that contributes to global-warming greenhouse gases. Instead of contributing to the increased presence of carbon dioxide in the air, we’ve chosen to use sugar cane to make our bottles. Sugar cane is actually a carbon dioxide-depleting resource because every pound of sugar cane-produced resin (plastic) actually captures 2.15 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Those numbers don’t really mean much by themselves, so here’s some perspective. For every 1,000,000 pounds of sugar cane used per year to create our bottles, over 3,980,000 pounds of carbon dioxide is captured from the atmosphere. Capturing 3.98 million pounds of carbon dioxide is the equivalent of taking 381 cars off the road or reducing landfill waste by 647 tons! That’s a pretty big deal! Now you can feel even better knowing that the greenshield organic™ cleaner you purchase for your home or office is helping the world through the reduction of toxic chemicals inside the bottle and dangerous gases in the air you breathe outside.
And the best news is that your favorite greenshield organic™ cleaner is going to cost the same as it did before! We will remain cost-competitive with all the major brands, so you can continue to keep your home and office organically clean!
Let us know what you think about this exciting change in the comments!