The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

ACI Shares Cleaning Product Package Recycling Guide

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  • Helps Consumers Better Understand How and Why to Recycle Cleaning Product Packaging
  • Part of ACI’s Sustainability Initiative, Striving for All Cleaning Product Packaging to Be Circular

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched a new web page and guide devoted to helping consumers navigate recycling cleaning product packaging. “Close the Loop on Cleaning Products” breaks down the considerations when recycling different containers and how to find details on local recycling programs through resources like How2Recycle.Info. It also emphasizes the part curbside recycling plays in overall cleaning product sustainability.

The cleaning products industry has a goal to design 100% of cleaning product packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025 and to eliminate all cleaning product packaging waste by 2040. This work is well underway, with cleaning product containers being picked up from curbsides every day and turned into new containers that are filled and sent to grocery store shelves. Educating consumers on recycling best practices further enables reductions in virgin material use by helping ensure the availability of high-quality, recycled material.

“Cleaning products need to be safely transported and stored. Packaging helps make that happen, but that doesn’t necessitate waste,” said Nathan Sell, ACI’s Senior Director of Sustainability. “We all need to do our part to keep recyclable materials out of the landfill and in the loop.”

Download the new cleaning product recycling guide.

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.