Toxic chemicals, which cannot be reused and returned to the environment, form part of the problem with a linear economy. Purasolve Parts Washers, in tandem with Purasolve Parts Cleaning solvents, aim to eliminate and reduce the use of toxic chemicals as part of a circular economy.

For many decades, the world has relied on a linear economy: we take raw materials from various sources, create products (for food, clothing, housing, recreation, etc.) from these materials, use the products, and dispose of them. This take-make-consume-dispose model is detrimental to the environment, leading to immense energy and water consumption, emissions of toxic substances, and depletion of finite natural resources. Relying on large quantities of energy and materials, whilst cheap and easily accessible, is unsustainable given the growing populace of the planet.

If we are to ensure that there are enough raw materials for necessities, such as food and shelter, in the future, shifting towards a circular economy is not only recommended but imperative.

What is a Circular Economy?

A circular economy differs from the take-make-consume-dispose model in that it is intended and designed to be restorative and regenerative. It not only aims to extend the life cycle of a product, it also aims to reduce waste.

It is based on three principles:1
• Design out waste pollution
• Keep products and materials in use
• Regenerate natural systems

How do Purasolve Parts Washers Contribute to a Circular Economy?

Purasolve Parts Washers enable businesses to recycle solvents for months and even years, reducing untold damage to the environment. When combined with Purasolve Parts Cleaning solvents, Purasolve Parts Washers drastically reduce solvent use and generated waste. Purasolve Parts Washers are equipped with an integral micro-filtration unit that can filter the solvent, extending its life cycle. With the help of these filters, Purasolve Parts Cleaning solvents can be filtered and reused for up to 2 years.

Purasolve Safety Solvents are environmentally-compliant replacements for toxic, hazardous and dangerous chemicals. These products have very low VOC emissions and contain no ozone depleting substances, further reducing environmental impact.

How Can Your Business Benefit from a Shift to a Circular Economy?

Whether you are operating a small business or large enterprise, you have a role to play in creating a more sustainable future. Investing in a Purasolve Parts Washer is an innovative way to achieve sustainability goals, reduce your carbon footprint and benefit your bottom line as the parts washing solvent is recycled and reused. You will quickly see the value of extending the life of the solvent products and producing zero waste.

To find out more about Purasolve Parts Washers and Parts cleaning solvents, call 1800 777 580 or email us at [email protected]

1 https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/concept

Countless businesses and countries around the world have announced that they are committing to “zero carbon” goals within the next few decades in answer to the worldwide call to combat climate change and its calamitous results.

Climate change is on the forefront of the world’s most pressing crises, and world leaders are running against the clock in an effort to beat back its effects. According to McKinsey Sustainability, climate change poses a significant physical risk, which will only continue to rise until emission reduction goals are achieved.

The discussion around climate action has introduced several terms to our vernacular, such as “zero carbon” and “net zero”. Often, these terms are used interchangeably; however, they are very different approaches in the fight against climate change.

Zero Carbon vs. Net Zero

Zero carbon means that there is no production of carbon emissions from a product or service. Therefore, there is no need to capture or offset carbon.

Meanwhile, net zero refers to the practice of balancing out the whole amount of greenhouse gas released with the amount removed from the atmosphere.

A Growing Demand

There has been a growing demand for organizations to reduce emissions the world over. This year, the UK hosted the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, which aims to bring world leaders together to commit to urgent global climate action and work towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

COP26 goals include securing net zero and limiting global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, and adapting to protect communities and natural habitats.1

Several household-name businesses have recently answered the call and pledged to rapid decarbonization, such as Microsoft, Apple, Shell, Qantas, Rio Tinto, and BHP, to name a few. The pressure to eliminate carbon emissions, while initially faced only by governments and large companies, will eventually spread to small businesses.

What does this mean for your business? And why does your company need to commit to sustainable outcomes?

If they aren’t already in place, it won’t be long before government regulations, policies and laws will require businesses to adapt in order to avoid facing hefty compliance fees or suits. Sooner rather than later, companies who fail to keep in step with the global movement towards climate action will find the countries in which they operate making the decision for them, resulting in increased pressure to act. Not to mention, you can expect there to be mounting demand from your shareholders and customers to do so.

Shift to Sustainable Products

There are various ways for companies to establish and implement internal carbon strategies. One of these is by practicing sustainable procurement, which takes other factors into consideration, such as social, economic, and environmental aspects, alongside price and quality, in their purchasing processes. Companies that implement sustainable procurement factor in compliance with environmental laws in their considerations, and ensure that their suppliers are thoroughly vetted for fair labour practices. They also ensure the removal of hazardous materials and waste in the supply chain.

One way that Envirofluid helps its clients achieve their zero carbon goals through sustainable procurement is by providing industrial chemicals that are:

  • Renewable
  • Bio-based
  • Readily biodegradable

By using sustainable chemicals, your company will be one step closer to achieving your climate action goals and doing your part in the global race against time to fight climate change. By baking in sustainable procurement into your zero carbon strategy now, you will not only be preventing costly environmental compliance fees, you will also reap benefits including increased innovation, risk management, competitive advantage, and business growth.

1 https://ukcop26.org/cop26-goals/

Lean Manufacturing is a proven business philosophy that has helped countless organizations throughout the years. The principle constantly challenges companies to enhance and innovate in order to achieve efficiency and rise above the growing competition in the global market. Using Envirofluid products provide clients with the benefits of lean manufacturing.

Originating from the well-known automotive company, Toyota, as part of its Toyota Production System, lean manufacturing (also referred to as lean production or kaizen, which means improvement), involves a series of processes that aims to maximize productivity and increase levels of production whilst minimising waste of material and labour.

The process includes “just-in-time” manufacturing, where companies keep inventory at low levels in an as-needed basis, and reduction of downtime. In a nutshell, the objective of lean manufacturing is to eliminate that which does not add value to the product, company and customer, and delivering the best possible product to clients quickly and with as fewer obstacles as possible.

So how can Envirofluid products help your company with your lean objectives?

Lean Benefits of Envirofluid Chemistries

Increased Product Efficiency

Kaizen – change for good

Envirofluid chemicals are typically more effective than the traditional (mostly toxic) products they replace, requiring less labour and time spent cleaning, and increasing worker productivity, which translates to labour and cost savings.

Improved Downtimes

Kaizen – change for good

Because Envirofluid products can often be used with equipment in situ, reducing the need for dismantling of items for maintenance, downtimes are shortened (to over 90 percent in some cases) resulting in fewer delays.

Sustainability

Muda – Reducing waste/wasteful activity

The bio-based and biodegradable formulation of Envirofluid products ensure less waste resulting in significant reduction in waste disposal costs.

Reduced Inventory Requirements

Mura – Reducing inconsistencies

With our range of versatile chemicals, businesses need not stock up on numerous products for different applications. In addition, because Envirofluid chemicals are also highly concentrated, a little goes a long way, helping with stock control.

Improved Worker Safety and Satisfaction

Muda – Reducing over burden and exhaustion

The bio-based and biodegradable formulation of Envirofluid products ensure l When employees are confident that the chemicals they use are safer, their morale goes up, making for a happier workplace. The reduced administrative controls, mechanical inputs, and PPE requirements of Envirofluid products also translate to hefty cost savings over time. Attention to elimination and substitution of chemical products can save over 80 percent of labour input in management and control responsibilities.

Increased Profits

Kaizen – change for good

With Envirofluid products you get better quality chemicals, less waste, reduced costs, and increased productivity, resulting in increased profits!

Streamlining the cleaning and maintenance processes at your workplace with Envirofluid chemicals will free up your time to devote to better pursuits, such as providing your customers with top quality products and services on time, and ensuring their satisfaction.

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