3m padThe polyester fiber used to make a range of 3M floor pads for floor maintenance will now contain a minimum of 50% post-consumer recycled content.

"The 3M product team extensively tested the product to ensure the new floor pads have the same high-performance standards as those made without recycled fibers. The result is a floor pad that is durable, washable, reusable and longer lasting, helping to postpone end-of-life landfill disposal," said Paul Amos, marketing manager at 3M.

The floor pads are the latest addition to 3M’s extensive portfolio of environmentally-preferable hard floor maintenance and protection products. 3M continues to invent new ways to protect and enhance floors with systems and solutions that help reduce chemical usage and increase sustainability. Other popular sustainable floor care products from 3M include the 3M Easy Trap Duster Cloth, which now contains a minimum of 60 percent recycled content, and Scotchgard Resilient and Stone Floor Protectors, which are National Floor Safety Institute certified for slip resistance and can help reduce the need for floor stripping chemicals.

“We’re committed to providing innovative, cost-effective cleaning solutions for our customers while striving for a smaller environmental footprint,” added Amos. “3M’s hard floor protection products have focused on sustainability for a long time, so adding recycled materials to our floor pads was a natural step.”

 3M's floor pad packaging also contains 50 to 100% recycled content and is 100 percent recyclable as well.

For more information on 3M’s complete line of sustainable floor care solutions, visit www.3m.com/sustainablesolutions.