Palos Park, IL (PRWEB) August 17, 2009
August 2009 With the ever growing concern for the health of our planet, more consumers are choosing products that minimize their role in bringing harm to it. It seems that no matter what a person is shopping for, there are now eco-conscious choices where before there were not.
Take for example the matting industry. For years, nobody cared or even thought about whether or not their floor coverings were kind to the environment. This is not the case today. The pressure is on for manufacturers to consider the environment when creating any new products. Recyclable and biodegradable items are very important. If the consumer demands products with these qualities, and if they sell, then more will be made.
Matting Experts is a shopping source for these types of consumers for various reasons. Number one, many of the products offered on this website are made of either natural or recycled material. For example, office chair mats made from bamboo manufactured by the Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Company. "As our world begins to address serious environmental issues such as pollution and destruction of the rainforests, society is rediscovering the natural wonder that is bamboo. It is an abundant, fast-growing grass that has become a prominent raw material in the "Green" movement due to its versatility, beauty and low environmental impact," their website says. Or, the various products from Durable Corporation such as Dura-Rug 400 which are made from recycled tires woven into a carpet-like mat and Cocoa Entry Mat made from natural cocoa fibers. Not only is cocoa a natural fiber but it is also bio-degradable which helps not to clog our landfills.
Number two, offering goods and services via the Internet leaves a much smaller carbon footprint than operating a "bricks and mortar" business. Shoppers need not get into their gas consuming pollution-mobiles to browse and make purchases. In their office, all lighting utilizes fluorescent bulbs, air conditioning is seldom used and two employees walk to work every day. In the shipping department old boxes and packing material are re-used whenever possible. Shipping materials from other companies often include plastic "racks" that hold products in place. These, along with all glass, cardboard; aluminum and tin are recycled with the local municipality's curb-side recycling program.
Lastly, most of the manufacturers of this website's mats are involved in a program called "Green Cleaning Certification". The premise behind mats being a tool in green cleaning according to Kirstin Dorsch of the Jacksonville Business Journal, "These products can improve indoor air quality and in turn, lessen employee absenteeism for increased productivity…". Specifically, any of the mats that effectively scrape dirt and debris from shoes and keep it in the fibers or recesses of the mat are considered for Green Cleaning Certification. A major supplier of mats to this website, Superior Manufacturing Group, Inc., has their own trade mark for the mats in their collection that are top-rated for green cleaning called "GreenTrax". This manufacturer is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods.
So, as you can see MattingExperts.com supports the environment in multiple ways. They believe it is each person, business owner, and manufacturer's responsibility to do their part, however small to cause as least harm possible to the planet and our delicate environment. Try shopping there and help them accomplish this goal.
About Matting Experts:
Matting Experts was founded by Rocky Stevens, CEO, in 2005. Located in Palos Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Matting Experts carries mats from over 12 manufacturers. The website features over 200 mats and matting accessories.
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