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Small lever – big leverage: Sustainable cleaning with SWITCH

Clever dosing, save budget and protect the environment: This is made possible by the unique switch packaging system for professional cleaning from Green Care Professional. At the core of the Switch System are ultra-concentrated formulations in intelligently designed packaging. Every Switch bottle is equipped with a dosing cap that dispenses exactly 5 ml of cleaning agent. When the bottle is empty, it can be refilled easily with the material-conserving refill pouch. In addition to its practical and economical application, the concept minimizes the consumption of resources. The nomination for the Purus Innovation Award (PIA) 2023 recognized this innovative achievement.

It takes only 5 milliliter of ultra-concentrate in 4 liters of water to achieve efficient cleaning action. It is possible to produce 800 liters of cleaning solution with a single Switch dosing bottle. The high yield has practical advantages for the user as it significantly reduces the costs for storage. Furthermore, formulations in the Switch System bear the EU-Ecolabel.

Users benefit from the integrated dosing cap in several ways. The intermediate step of measuring the product is eliminated and the risk of overdosing or making direct contact with the concentrated cleaning agent is minimized. In addition, no extra expense is incurred for separate dosing accessories. The screw top guarantees simple opening and closing. Bottle and cap are made completely of recycled PP and PE plastic (post-consumer recyclate) and are fully recyclable.

Ultra-concentrates with highest sustainability standards: the Switch system with integrated dosage from Green Care Professional.

In the Switch System the dosing bottle can always be refilled 1:1 with the refill pouch. The especially cost-efficient 1 l pouch, compared to an empty 1-litre bottle, reduces packaging volume by 85 percent. The lightweight, space-saving pouches considerably reduce the amount of plastic used. As they are made of a monomaterial, the pouches are 100 % recyclable. The respected Cradle-to-Cradle Institute has certified the pouch’s circularity with the Gold standard.

“In our new Switch System with ultra-concentrated products, smart dosing bottle and refill pouch of a monomaterial, we combine all components of a high-performance and circular solution,” says Thomas Ulbricht, Managing Director of the Professional Division of Werner & Mertz GmbH. “Switch stands not only for efficiency and safety, but also for responsible handling of our environment. Once again, we show that user-friendly, economical products go hand-in-hand with sustainability in professional building cleaning too.”

Because the formulations and packaging of the new Switch System consistently follow circular economy principles, users have enormous potential for environmental and climate protection and resource conservation. The numbers speak for themselves. By changing to the new Switch system, a company that uses 10,000 liters of cleaning agents per year can avoid 4.330 kg of CO2 emissions, 1.379 kg of crude oil and 738 kg of plastic. With four products, Green Care Professional Switch covers the areas of surface, floor, sanitary and kitchen cleaning.

“We are proud to have developed a product system that advances the circular economy and resource conservation without compromising on performance and quality,“ says Torsten Haas, Packaging Developer at Werner & Mertz. “Switch is forward-looking both functionally and ecologically. We are convinced this is what the green future of the cleaning industry can and must look like.”

The Switch range comprises four products. The ultra-concentrates are each available in a dosing bottle and in a refill bag. © Tana-Chemie GmbH

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