CANTON, MA — Pro-Link Inc.
, a JanSan buying and marketing group, recently launched an Environmental Savings Calculator
to help end-users determine how many plastic bottles are being saved when they select more sustainable floor pads, according to a press release
The Environmental Savings Calculator, which complements Pro-Link''s "It''s Easy to be Green" pads program, is available electronically on the company''s website, the release stated.
Diane Mahana, marketing manager for Pro-Link, said: "Everyone can imagine how much [landfill] space is required to hold a plastic bottle. That''s why we used [this example] to show how using more sustainable and environmentally responsible floor pads can make a real difference in reducing the amount of janitorial-related trash ending up in landfills."
By selecting the number and sizes of pads currently being used, the calculator computes the number of plastic bottles that have been recycled into floor pads and saved from ending up in landfills, the release noted.
As an example, a customer using 4 19-inch pads and 18 12-inch pads would help prevent 76 plastic bottles from ending up in landfills, the release added.