Happy Earth Day reader!
It’s no secret to anyone that sustainability has to be part of a company’s ethos in 2022 – we all have to work together to combat the effects of climate change.
As part of Univar Solutions, this echoes in or company goals, but as U-PRO Trade Supplies, it is also important to us to be setting the right example, working with sustainable brands and offering you quality yet eco friendly options to use on the job.
Since it is Earth Day today, we thought we’d take the opportunity to spotlight some of our green products that you may not have tried yet!
Eco Union are a brand on a mission to reduce the waste created by decorating tools that end up in landfill every year by creating sustainable products from materials such as bamboo and tree pulp, without compromising on quality!
You may have come across their range of brushes on the U-PRO website before, but we’d like to introduce you to some of their other products in the range.
2.5L Paint Kettle
Eco Union’s 2.5L paint kettle is made entirely of pulp waste from right here in the UK. Although it may look like cardboard, it is still strong enough to be used as a kettle of it’s own, or due to it’s size you can pop it in your current kettle to be used as an eco-friendly liner rather than creating more plastic waste when you don’t want to wash up!
Oxo-Biodegradable Dust Sheet
Eco Union’s 12ft x 12ft dust sheet is made from oxo-biodegradable materials meaning that it will degrade by oxidation when thrown away!
Most dust sheets are made from materials that either take a lot of water to clean or contain plastics that will sit in landfills for years to come. These sheets are a great compromise in keeping your surfaces protected from dirt and spills without adding to landfill waste once you’re done.
9-inch Biodegradable Paint Tray
The 9-inch paint tray from Eco Union is actually compostable! Despite appearances, the tray is fully reusable, but once you’re finished with it all you have to do is rinse and place in your compost bin or recycling.
Trimaco’s X-Board is another option to help cover your floors to protect them from dirt and spillages while on the job. It is lightweight yet heavy duty and reusable with spill block technology that ensures your liquid spillages don’t seep through to the floor. Once you’re done with it, it can be rolled up and stored for the next job or recycled in your household bins. The X-Board is available in both 50ft and 100ft rolls.
Here at U-PRO Trade Supplies we carry two brands of biodegradable wipes – UltraGrime’s Multi Use XXL Biodegradable Clothwipes and Big Wipes’ Multi-surface Biodegradable Wipes.
UltraGrime’s Pro Biodegradable Clothwipes carry the same superior cleaning action as the rest of the Pro Clothwipes range whilst also being kinder to the environment. They can be thrown straight in the bin and will biodegrade in landfill within 6 months! These wipes are still alcohol free to stay kinder to your skin but keep their up to 99% antibacterial kill rate.
Big Wipes’ Multi-surface biodegradable wipes are designed to remove those non-hazardous substances from your skin or surfaces but can either be thrown in the bin or even the compost afterwards to biodegrade. As with the rest of the range, these wipes are formulated with aloe vera and vitamin E to be gentle on your skin but tough on grime.
Eco Solutions’ Trade Strip range is a great range of environmentally chemical alternatives including the Graffiti GO! Graffiti Remover, Super Strength Degreaser and Paint Remover.
Graffiti GO! Graffiti Remover
The Graffiti GO! Graffiti Remover uses a water-based technology to safely remove graffiti making it safer for both users and the environment. It is non-toxic, non-hazardous and PH neutral while still tough on spray paints, marker pen, leather dye and even chewing gum.
Super Strength Degreaser
Trade Strip’s Super Strength Degreaser is also water-based rather than chemical based. It removes paint, grime and grease form metal, wood and more whilst also being non-toxic, non-hazardous and PH neutral like its Graffiti Go! counterpart.
Paint & Varnish Remover
Trade Strip’s Paint & Varnish Remover is made for both trade and industrial use. Again, a water-based solution, making it kinder to everyone and everything. With its neutral PH it is ideal to use in occupied spaces such as homes, schools and businesses and safe to use on a wide variety of materials and surfaces including all metals and woods.
And there you have it – a great range of eco friendly products for your everyday jobs that you can buy right here at U-PRO.co.uk. Check them out today!