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3M™ Commercial Solutions Division Re-Launching Twist ‘n Fill™ with More Sustainable Bottles

Bottles will contain 35 percent post-consumer recycled content

Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:50 am CDT

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ST. PAUL, Minn.
"3M continuously invests in ways to make our products more environmentally sound to help our customers improve their sustainability profile while contributing to greener cleaning initiatives, and improving their bottom line"

Protecting the planet, conserving natural resources, and improving people’s lives are all part of 3M’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. In keeping with this effort, 3M™ Commercial Solutions Division is relaunching its line of Twist ‘n Fill™ chemical concentrates with bottles containing 35 percent post-consumer recycled High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The new bottles will debut for 37 of the 39 Twist ‘n Fill chemical concentrates in the next several months.

The new bottles will be slightly darker in color and the shade may vary slightly from lot to lot due to their recycled content, but the chemical concentrate inside—many of which are Green Seal™ Certified—will not. For the first several months after the rollout, the new, more sustainable packaging will be easily identifiable with a sticker. To maintain the environmental benefits of the previous bottles, the new bottles are recyclable to reduce environmental impact and can be used with cold water instead of hot to reduce energy use.

“3M continuously invests in ways to make our products more environmentally sound to help our customers improve their sustainability profile while contributing to greener cleaning initiatives, and improving their bottom line,” said Adrian Cook, Marketing Manager for 3M Commercial Solutions Division. “With every product we release we look to provide top quality solutions that also make our customers good corporate citizens. We do that by sourcing materials and packaging that connect sustainable practices with economic success. The extension of our commitment to utilizing sustainable bottles is a strong example of that effort.”

Nearly 40 years ago 3M launched its “Pollution Prevention Pays” program that promotes waste reduction as a path to savings. Over the past four decades, 3M has cut more than 2 million tons of pollutants. 3M’s ongoing sustainability efforts have been recognized by initiatives including the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star® Award and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Previously, 3M Commercial Solutions Division launched 3M™ Floor Control System Chemical Concentrates with bottles made with 25 percent post-consumer recycled material.  To learn more about 3M’s commitment to sustainability, visit 3m.com/sustainability.

3M Twist ‘n Fill Chemical Concentrates were created by 3M Commercial Solutions Division, which has been recognized and respected as a leading janitorial-sanitary solutions provider for more than 50 years. For more information call 800-852-9722 or visit www.3M.com/facility.

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Michelle Hoffman

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michelle_hoffman@gage.com

 

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