The environmental impacts associated with the use of cleaning products are a challenge due to the widespread and frequent industrial and domestic use that they have worldwide. In addition to the pollution produced by chemicals discarded into the water, cleaning supplies contain volatile organic compounds, which become a source of air pollution by forming fine particles and ozone.
Turny is an entrepreneurship that innovates in the development of environmentally friendly household cleaning products that reduce the waste of single-use plastics.The project is one of the winners of the Buenos Aires Resilient Challenge for its contributions to circular economy.
Turny reduces the volume and weight of cleaning products by up to 95% whit an innovative presentation of effervescent tablets.
The cleaning products are formulated with biodegradable ingredients. The product presentation is in form of effervescent tablets that dissolve in water, minimizing their volume and weight by up to 95%, which reduces the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the transport of goods. The products are sold in recyclable packaging and in quantities that reduces constant purchases.
Transporting the equivalent of 25,578 liters of Turny products is equivalent to transporting 300 liters of cleaning products in a traditional format. In this way, Turny contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions associated with the transport of goods.
Climate change represents one of the main threats to the city. Turny contributes to the city resilience strategy in its axe of environment and sustainability by innovating in sustainable products and marketing that minimizes pollution.
Every million liters of traditional cleaning products sold, generates around 110 tons of plastic. In contrast, every million liters of Turny cleaning products produces only 1 ton of compostable containers that can be treated in home.
Read more of the history, the experiences and the learnings of this initiative in the article published in “Circular economy and resilience in the cities. Innovative initiatives for a better quality of life” (in Spanish) of the Resilient Cities Initiative.