Cleaning - The Quest to be Green and Lean

Cleaning - The Quest to be Green and Lean

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:45pm

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Is it possible to combine a sustainability policy with real cost savings? We ask companies their views and find out which “green” policies have cost them money – and which have paid for themselves.

No-one is in any doubt these days that pursuing a policy of green cleaning is an ethical way to do business. However, an increasing number of organisations are finding that sustainability is also a smart way of working since it can cut down on costs associated with energy, water use and waste disposal.

When companies rationalise their transport, too, they can cut their fuel bills. And by minimising the amount of packaging they use they can reduce the cost of raw materials – while their end-customers cut their waste bills.

Diversey Care, part of Sealed Air, confirms that sustainability and cost savings can often go hand in hand. One example is the company’s zero waste-to-landfill programme according to global marketing director Irina Klemps.

“The scheme has resulted in a 72 per cent improvement in plastic waste recovery compared with 2003,” said Klemps. “In 2012, 67 per cent of Sealed Air facilities reached its zero waste-to landfill goals and we used or captured 97 per cent of our plastic raw material.”

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About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and DiverseyTM cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit