TOLEDO, OHIO—Most floor pads used for stripping, scrubbing, and burnishing are manufactured with polyester, derived from non-renewable sources, such as fossil fuels and petroleum byproducts. Furthermore, these are non-renewing sources, meaning these pads typically end up in landfills where they take years—even decades—to degrade.
With the industry adopting green cleaning strategies and promoting sustainability, such traditional floor pads are losing their footing in the industry.
However, according to Robb Bergen, Vice President of Marketing at Impact Products, the types of “green” floor pads that are replacing these traditional floor pads is raising some confusion.
“There is confusion because not all environmentally responsible...