At P-Wave, sustainability has always been a cornerstone of our operations, whether that means packing our products with the maximum fragrance concentration for long-lasting performance or ensuring that every P-Wave branded product is fully recyclable. P-Wave items have long been identified as the optimal substitute for difficult-to-recycle and ecologically detrimental aerosol alternatives.
However, in recent years, we've come to understand that simply making a product recyclable doesn't guarantee it will be recycled, especially considering the regional discrepancies in recycling methods. Moreover, urinal screens, in particular, are less likely to be recycled post-use. Consequently, in 2019, we partnered with our American manufacturer to independently test an additive called EcoPure in our forthcoming Slant6 urinal screen at the Eden Research Laboratory. This additive is intended to hasten biodegradation if the product ends up in a landfill, and so far, it has proven to be a groundbreaking success for us.
Now, in 2023, we've achieved over 63% biodegradation in slightly under four years. Based on these results, we've set a realistic target of 100% biodegradation within a decade for any products containing EcoPure. We continue to conduct tests and will update the results here annually, but in the meantime, feel free to delve into our latest explainer via the link below.
We plan to incorporate the EcoPure additive into an expanded range of products, starting with our Trough Urinal Screen and our newly introduced OurFresh-e.
If you'd like additional information, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help! 🙂
Click the link below to download our EcoPure explainer PDF