Earth Friendly Products, a leader in manufacturing award-winning eco-friendly cleaning products, will officially open its doors at the company’s new Southeastern Regional facility in Opa-locka on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
The new facility is reputed to be among the most eco-friendly manufacturing plants in Florida. The building where the new Earth Friendly Products plant is located was completely retrofitted to meet or exceed standards for green commercial building construction.
Designed and built with an array of key sustainable features, highlights of Earth Friendly Products’ new regional plant include a roof covered with solar panels that provide clean, renewable power and make the facility energy self-sufficient, and flooring made of durable and sustainable bamboo throughout the building.
The company plans to roll out a “green carpet” for its gala opening celebration, conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and give tours of the new plant for government officials, guests and the media.
Earth Friendly Products has earned recognition and honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, governors of several states and leading non-profit, independent organizations, such as Healthy Child Healthy World, for its integrity and dedication to the development of products that are safe for people, pets and the environment. Recently, Earth Friendly Products was given the coveted Pollution Prevention Award of 2012 from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Washington, D.C.
“At Earth Friendly Products, our pledge to always work for a healthier environment extends beyond our safe and effective all-natural cleaning products,” said Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, Vice President of Earth Friendly Products.
“This great new manufacturing plant in Opa-locka is another shining example of our continuing commitment to make our products in facilities that utilize the very latest advancements in green construction, sustainability, pollution prevention and environmental responsibility.”
Earth Friendly Products is also a proud donor to the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation and its support to Miami Children’s Hospital.
“As members of the South Florida community, we take great pride in supporting Miami Children’s Hospital, which has become one of America’s top-rated pediatric medical facilities,” said Ms. Vlahakis-Hanks.
“The devotion of this wonderful foundation and the excellent care provided by everyone connected with Miami Children’s Hospital deserves the support of all those who call South Florida their home.”
Earth Friendly Products makes the #1 selling green laundry detergent in the world, ECOS; High Performance Wave automatic dishwashing detergent, which is plant-based and 100% biodegradable; Dishmate, the highly concentrated hand dishwashing detergent, and Parsley Plus All Surface Cleaner, also completely biodegradable and great for cleaning hard surfaces.
Including its new Opa-Locka plant, Earth Friendly Products has five diverse manufacturing facilities across the nation. This helps reduce the company’s carbon footprint when transporting products to retailers. What’s more, the company purchases its supplies locally supporting small businesses and reduces their carbon footprint even further while supporting the local economy and adding jobs for highly motivated professionals.
Earth Friendly Products has been making green a priority for over two decades with more than 150 all-natural, environmentally-friendly home and industrial cleaning products. Readers who would like to learn more about what Earth Friendly Products is doing for the environment, please visit www.ecos.com.
About Earth Friendly Products
Earth Friendly Products is the leader in the development and production of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies for household and commercial use with over 150 products manufactured, distributed, and sold in the USA, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. All Earth Friendly Products are created with only replenishable and sustainable plant-based ingredients that are safe for people, pets, and the planet. The company proudly adheres to its strict “Freedom Code”, a list of harmful and toxic ingredients that are not found in any its products. Earth Friendly Products has proudly received the 2010 GEELA Award for Sustainable Business Practices, 2009 Green PatriotTM Green 100TM Designation and the Champion level recognition from the US EPA through the Design for the Environment (DfE) Program’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative. The company’s solar division, Progressive Power Group is just another example of how Earth Friendly Products is a sustainable business leader.