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World's 1st Green-Certified Hand Sanitizer Packaging Designed With Sustainability in Mind


AKRON, Ohio, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- PURELL(R) Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer packaging incorporates technology resulting in lightweight recyclable refill containers projected to save hundreds of tons of plastics annually.

PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer, from GOJO Industries and available in the U.S. only, is made with 100% naturally renewable ethanol in a readily biodegradable formula. It is the world's first EcoLogo(TM) certified hand sanitizer.

Sustainable thinking extends into the hand sanitizer packaging via GOJO SMART FLEX(TM) technology, new lightweight, recyclable PET refill bottles made with 30% less material and the durability of standard HDPE bottles.

"Our hand sanitizer packaging demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and dedication to provide a complete portfolio of GOJO GREEN HYGIENE(TM) Solutions promoting health and well-being while reducing environmental impacts," said Joe Kanfer, GOJO Chairman and CEO. "We estimate our SMART FLEX hand sanitizer packaging will save more than 250 tons of plastic packaging yearly across all products within our dispensed systems." EcoLogo certification acknowledges the product meets the Instant Hand Sanitizer Antiseptic Products standard (CCD-170) for environmental leadership. PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer meets USDA's BioPreferred program for biobased content.

"Using PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer is a healthy decision for people, places and the environment," Kanfer said.

PURELL Green Certified Instant Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of most common germs that may cause illness, and helps condition skin with a natural moisturizer in a fragrance-free and dye-free formulation. It is available for away-from-home markets including education, office, healthcare, government and military.

For information, call GOJO Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-321-9647. Visit

About GOJO GOJO Industries, inventors of PURELL(R) Instant Hand Sanitizer, distributes PURELL in away-from-home markets throughout the world. In addition, GOJO manufactures and distributes a full line of products under GOJO and PROVON(R) brand names. GOJO has a 64-year history of leadership in improving well-being through hand hygiene and healthy skin. GOJO has products and programs to kill germs on hands and solve skin care-related problems in a variety of markets, including healthcare, foodservice, food processing, manufacturing, automotive, education, government and military. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and Brazil.

PURELL is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson and used under license.

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