Bona Receives U.S. EPA’S Safer Choice Certification for Six Products
— Enhanced Formulations and 90% Post-Consumer Recycled Microfiber Pads Contribute to a More Sustainable Future —
ENGLEWOOD, CO — September 14, 2021 — (LATINX NEWSWIRE) — Today, Bona® is celebrating key milestones in its sustainability journey. Recently, the company received Safer Choice certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for six of its floor and surface cleaning products. Additionally, Bona is rolling out enhancements to its formulations of Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner and Bona® Hard Surface Floor Cleaner to better meet consumer needs while maintaining safety and efficacy. The amplified formulations are crafted with plant-derived ingredients, use water based and biodegradable solutions, and are free of parabens, formaldehyde, ammonia, phthalates, and phosphates. Finally, Bona is transitioning its microfiber cleaning pads to 90% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material.
“Our R&D department has been steering our development to important programs such as the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice,” said John Schierlmann, Director of Research & Development, Bona. “With a recognized set of standards and guidelines, we feel this is the best program to deliver the safest chemistry to our customers. Our customers expect us to be utilizing the safest ingredients for their families and floors.”
Products that carry the Safer Choice label have been evaluated by the EPA to ensure they contain ingredients that are safer for both human and environmental health while also lowering the risk to children and adults from hazards like cancer, neurotoxic and developmental effects. These products are better for indoor air quality and less toxic to fish and other aquatic life as they break down more quickly through natural processes. Bona’s Safer Choice-certified products include: Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner, Bona® Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner, Bona® PowerPlus Hardwood Floor Deep Cleaner, Bona® PowerPlus Wood Surface Deep Cleaner, Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner - Cedar Wood, and Bona® Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner -Lemon Mint.
“The Safer Choice certification is an important, hard-earned milestone for us at Bona,” said Andy Telatnik, Director of Marketing, Bona.“ “For more than 100 years Bona has embraced its mission to bring out the beauty in floors while delivering on a promise to minimize our environmental impact by innovating safer systems and products to the highest sustainability standards.”
The new pads will have the same quality, function, and durability as the previous Bona pads.
About Bona US
Bona US is the North American subsidiary of BonaAB headquartered in Malmö, Sweden. Founded in 1919, Bona is a family-owned, sustainably driven company that supplies products for installing, renovating, maintaining, and restoring premium floors. The first in the industry to offer a full system of waterborne hardwood floor finishing and floor care products certified by GREENGUARD for indoor air quality, Bona also offers six products with the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice certification. From residue-free hardwood floor cleaners to a beautiful array of stains and high durability finishes, consumers, distributors, and contractors trust Bona. For more information, or to find Bona products across the U.S. or Canada contact us at (800) 872- 5515 or www.bona.com.