Cleaning up while reducing waste

Monday April 27, 2020 Written by Published in Environment
Lucy McDonald, general manager of Paradise Supplies, refilling at the bottle fill station at the company showroom in Panama. 20042402 Lucy McDonald, general manager of Paradise Supplies, refilling at the bottle fill station at the company showroom in Panama. 20042402

A local company selling eco-friendly cleaning products has started an initiative to minimise plastic waste being sent to the Arorangi landfill.

 

Paradise Supplies has installed a bottle fill station at its showroom in Panama, allowing customers to bring used plastic bottles to fill up with sanitisers, detergents and other cleaning products.

Lucy McDonald, general manager of Paradise Supplies, said apart from reducing waste, the bottle refill station would also allow households to keep their costs down by purchasing cleaning products at a cheaper rate.

“Paradise Supplies have installed a ‘bottle fill’ station at the showroom in Panama from which we can fill any empty bottle with multi-purpose spray and wipe, and also fill bottles of dishwasher liquid and laundry liquid. This is a massive saving for the people of Rarotonga who can now access great quality commercial products at a great price and ensure their homes are clean at a fraction of the normal cost,” McDonald said.

“Also as we are encouraging people to bring in their own bottle (or use a recycled one we have). Through this we will be able to reduce the amount of plastic going to the landfill which is an increasing problem.”

Paradise Supplies Limited normally supplies products to hotels, resorts and cafes.

But closure of resorts and some cafes due to Covid-19 has forced them to look at other ways of doing business. They are targeting residential households and encouraging them to take advantage of the cheap deals they have on their products.

McDonald said they have a range of bleach which arrived this month along with laundry liquid, dishwashers, sanitisers and other new products such as mould remover for curtains and blinds, silicone and fridge seals and walls and ceilings.

Paradise Supplies is set to introduce another new product called virucide which can be used to clean and disinfect a wide range of surfaces to specifically target common pathogenic bacteria and viruses, including Covid-19, she said.

“We will take pre-orders for the stock that is already in transit, and will be ordering more to arrive early June if anyone is interested,” McDonald said.

“It sounds like just what the country needs to be sure of killing this nasty virus on hard surfaces!”

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