So SIFT was in need of a vacuum cleaner. Something small and not too pricey to keep the floors clean. After of a bit of research I found the Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green vacuum cleaner made of 55% recycled material. Now that would be a SIFT worthy vacuum cleaner – nice to dream. After doing the rounds at the local stores I found one and on special – so pleased, couldn’t believe that I wouldn’t have to settle for a lesser more environmentally impactful option!
Not only is it made of 55% recyled materials but it is 90% recyclable and comes with minimal packaging – nearly all of which can be recycled. It is also energy efficient, small and quiet, which is great for an office.
We are not big consumers here at SIFT so when we do consume it is so great to be able to purchase a product that meets both your needs and the needs of the environment – as well as complementing your brand. And it does a great vacuum too! It should last us many years.
It is also great to see corporations that provide every day items adding a product that does have less impact on the environment and they are actually looking into its lifecycle. Maybe all of Electrolux’s vacuum cleaners could be like this.
The only downside is it does have bags. But, apparently the new design S-bag (we were given a long lasting synthetic version) will last 50% longer than a paper bag. But, it will need to go to landfill whereas a paper bag you could put in the compost (as long as you removed any non compostable items from the bag). With our low usage it is unlikely that we will be sending lots of bags to landfill.
Has anyone else come across an everyday item that is made from recycled materials?