W.E.I.R The Wright Environmental Impact Rating
We believe the various expressions referring to cleaning & hygiene chemicals such as 'Safe to the Environment' or 'Environmentally Friendly' are contradictions in terms as every chemical has some impact on the environment.
How do you judge whether a product has a high or low impact on the environment?
Some manufacturing companies may decide that if a product contains biodegradable surfactants or is neutral, it is sufficient justification to make such claims.
If a highly active neutral product is used undiluted, how does this compare with an alkali product that is diluted?
1 part to 100 parts water? Which has the least impact on the environment?
The Evans Vanodine range of chemicals has been formulated to ensure the impact is kept to an absolute minimum and has been designed to comply with all current European Regulations concerning biodegradability and the preservation of the environment.
There are various schemes used in Europe to determine environmental impact but none takes account of all of the relevant factors.
For this reason one of our very experienced research chemists, Sandra Wright, devised a unique system for assessing the overall environmental impact of a product taking into account the formulation, manufacture, use and disposal of product. We have called this scheme the 'Wright Environmental Impact Rating' (W.E.I.R.) scheme.
The impact rating is determined using the following
1. Raw materials used.
2. Risk of release to the environment.
3. Environmental hazard classification.
4. Impact of water used in product.
5. Impact of usage.
7. Impact of energy used to prepare & manufacture a finished product.
Each product is analysed in order to produce a score. The lower the overall score, the lower the impact it has on the environment.
The W.E.I.R. system is copyrighted to Evans Vanodine International PLC.