Greenspeed is the first company worldwide to obtain Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for probiotic cleaning products
27/05/2019 - Floor Loos
Probiotic detergents are environmentally friendly and environmentally beneficial
As a specialist in sustainable cleaning solutions, Greenspeed continues to work towards circular cleaning. And with success too, because the innovative Probio range has now been awarded Cradle to Cradle Gold certification for probiotic cleaning products in addition to the EU Ecolabel. Greenspeed launched this new range of probiotic cleaning products last year at the Interclean Amsterdam international trade fair.
Greenspeed Probio was the first range of professional, probiotic cleaning agents worldwide to be awarded the EU Ecolabel. Being the first to obtain Cradle to Cradle Certified™ gold certification is a big step forward for Greenspeed. Michel de Bruin, CEO of Greenspeed: "This Gold certification is the reward for our work, in which we continue to innovate with sustainable detergents. This new generation of cleaning products fits perfectly into our goal of circular cleaning with a positive impact on people and the environment."
The Probio products consist of benign microorganisms of natural origin. These bacteria produce enzymes which, both during and after cleaning, break down the microscopic dirt into tiny pieces. This allows the probiotics to absorb the small pieces and digest them as food. The result: a microscopic deep clean and long-lasting absorption of odours.
Efficient, safe and environmentally beneficial
The Probio products are of course produced responsibly using green energy. The products are safe to use and do not feature any hazard labels, i.e., they are CLP-free. The products even obtained a platinum score for "material health" according to the Cradle to Cradle criteria, which is the highest possible score. If the microorganisms return to the environment after use, they actively contribute to water purification and the preservation of natural microflora. Probiotics are therefore not just environmentally friendly, but also environmentally beneficial.
The unique Cradle to Cradle Certified™ mark is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, an international, independent, non-profit organisation. Their quality model assesses products on 5 criteria: renewable energy, material reutilization, material health, water stewardship and social fairness.