KALAMAZOO, MI — Tim Kowalski began his own green movement in 1987 when he produced the first of more than 200 biodegradable cleaning products sold under the Bio-Kleen label, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.
"Twenty-five years ago, nobody cared about the environmental green movement," said Kowalski, owner of Bio-Kleen Products Inc
. "I felt the country would come around to using biodegradable cleaners."
The first product developed by Kowalski, a chemist by trade, was Stryk-It, a soap-based solution used to clean manufactured parts, the article stated.
The company was recently honored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
(PETA) for not testing its products on animals, the article noted.
Kowalski has said that customer service and the quality of his products sets Bio-Kleen apart from competitors who are trying to cash in on the niche market he recognized and capitalized on more than 20 years ago.