Mooney-General Paper Company

Green Products

 

Green Earth
Green Earth

Sustainability

Sustainability implies meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  Sustainable businesses eliminate or decrease the impact made on the environment by harmful chemicals, materials and waste generated by processes to manufacture products and services.  The impact of such human activities is referred to as the carbon footprint.

What is GREEN Cleaning?

Environmentally Preferred products and services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose Presidential Executive Order 13101. (PDF - 68KB)

In short, Green Cleaning is: Cleaning to protect health without harming the environment.

 

 

 

Mooney-General Paper Co. has partnered with several major U.S. corporations and has embraced their Green Initiatives.

                                         
3M
3M
Cascades
Cascades
DART
DART
Eco Foil
Eco Foil
 
Elements
Elements
Green by Design
Green by Design
Green Solutions
Green Solutions
LEED
LEED
  • Post consumer waste content
  • Eco friendly and sustainable cleaning products
  • Eco Friendly tapes, adhesives and abrasives
  • Products that assist in the sustainability effort
  • Recyclable aluminum and other food service products

Why clean GREEN?

Impact of Cleaning Operations

  • 6 Billion pounds of cleaning chemicals consumed
  • 4.5 Billion pounds of paper used in cleaning
  • 35 Billion plastic trash liners
  • Millions of pounds of discarded janitorial supplies and equipment

Indoor Air Quality

  • People on average spend 90% of their time indoors.
  • Tighter buildings
  • Indoor air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outdoor air

Source EPA.GOV

How to select GREEN Cleaning Products

Chemicals that meet the standards set by Green Seal or DfE.

These contain fewer toxins and lower VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and may be used in a chemical management system which ensures user safety and less waste.

$ Savings include less chemical usage.

Microfiber products

Reduce chemical usage, aid in the prevention of cross contamination and increases the indoor air quality by lowering particles in the air.

$ - Savings

  • 60% lifetime cost savings for mops
  • 95% reduction in chemical and water usage
  • 20% labor savings per day.

Paper products & Can Liners

These meet the standards set by the EPA for post-consumer content.

This would include at least 20% for tissue & can liners and 40% for towels and wipes.

Bleach-free processing is also another requirement that is met with our products.

Using coreless paper products also reduces waste.

Considering using a "touch free" dispenser if possible, as it reduces potential cross-contamination of bacteria and other potentially harmful pathogens.

$ Using touch free dispensers regulates the amount of product that is dispensed.

Up to 30% reduction over multi-fold towels

Touch free soap dispensers

  • That use less soap
  • Auto faucets that save up to 70% on water cost
  • Auto flushers that reduce water costs and promotes cleanliness
  • Waterfree urinals that can save an average of 40,000 gallons of water each year

Mooney-General Paper Co. has various certifications.

US Green Building Council Member
US Green Building Council Member
Energy Star
Energy Star
Green Seal Certified
Green Seal Certified
Processed Chlorine Free
Processed Chlorine Free
 
Eco Logo
Eco Logo
US
US
 

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