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Treleoni Presents Rennovi Floor Pads Made With Repreve Certifiably Sustainable Fiber

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November 5, 2013

Treleoni Presents Rennovi™ Floor Pads Made With Repreve® Certifiably Sustainable Fiber

TreleoniNot all recycled fibers are created equal.
Treleoni™ uses only first quality post consumer materials from Repreve®, a certifiably sustainable fiber provider.
Companies that make products using Repreve can make reliable content claims.
Developing the RENNOVI™ brand floor pad line required finding the right fiber partner.
We wanted a partner where sustainability was a lifestyle, not a business proposition.
Our partner had to have a way to verify the quality of the fiber they supplied and have a national presence with other well-known brands.
That's why we chose Repreve.
Repreve is made with transparency and integrity.
As a highly-visible publically held company, Unifi (the parent company for Repreve) met all of our criteria.
Other companies using Repreve include Ford, Patagonia, Polartec, Haggar, Hon, Northface and JulieApple Bags.
We are proud to add Treleoni and Rennovi to the list.
Today, fewer than 30 percent of plastic bottles are recycled in the United States.
Every bottle that gets turned into REPREVE means less petroleum wasted and a little less pollution.
Since Rennovi™ Floor Pads are made only of post consumer waste (not post industrial), we encourage the recycling of plastic bottles (the PET bottles labeled with "1").
In 2012 Repreve reclaimed over 410 million plastic bottles that people recycled, and that helped save energy equivalent to 3.8 million gallons of gasoline while reducing the carbon footprint.
In a standard 20-inch pad, we have saved eight plastic bottles from the land-fill.
A 27-inch pad saves 17 bottles.
While other floor pads using recycled materials have been available for several years, they are not made with 100 percent post consumer recycled materials.
The Rennovi pad line contains no post industrial waste which can include the waste from a manufacturer's production cycle – trimmings, scraps, X-Ray films, industrial dust and such.
Post consumer waste is recovered from the consumer supply chain, primarily from beverage bottles, which are recycled and then ground and processed as a polyester staple fiber feedstock.
Post consumer is much cleaner stock than post industrial.
The difference is that a higher grade of materials makes a much better and more consistent pad.
But there is an even greater reason to use post consumer instead of post industrial: The Environment.
Post consumer waste is more likely to clog the landfills because, unlike manufacturing plants, there is no economic advantage for consumers to recycle.
We have chosen to make the greatest positive impact on the planet by using post consumer waste only as evidence suggests it is the biggest problem in landfills.
Many of our customers feel the same way.
Choosing Rennovi Pads, made with Repreve, over pads made with combined consumer and industrial waste accomplishes two goals; (1) A better quality pad and (2) A better quality future for the next generation.
Repreve is used in many well known brands sold across America today.
It is a strong brand in itself and consumers are seeking out those companies and products that they know are serious about the environment.
Segments like healthcare, government, universities and retail will definitely know the integrity behind this material, and we think they will choose Rennovi made with Repreve.
Rennovi is available through Treleoni distributors or by contacting Treleoni at 1-803-505-2800 or www.Treleoni.com.

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This content was provided by Treleoni Group LLC as part of a paid advertisement.
For more information, please contact Treleoni directly at 1-803-505-2800 or www.Treleoni.com.