Flash and The Environment

At Flash, our commitment to the environment goes beyond the bottle. Flash confidently removes dirt, grease and grime in a safe and sustainable way. We want to create products that not only work more efficiently but are made more efficiently, too.

Our sustainability commitment revolves around 5 key pillars:

  1. Most of our packaging is recyclable and most of our spray bottles are made from recycled plastic*

  2. Our cleaning liquids have been specifically formulated to clean at low temperatures, so you can reduce your carbon footprint

  3. Eliminating excess packaging

  4. Creating reliable, superior products with transparency

  5. An environmentally responsible production process

*excluding the trigger

Packaging materials & recycling

In the UK most of our packaging is widely recycled, including:

  • Flash spray bottles (plastic – leave the trigger on so it can be recycled too, but remove the sleeve if there is one)

  • Flash liquid cleaner and gel bottles (plastic – leave the cap on)

  • Flash Magic Eraser cartons (cardboard)

  • Flash Speedmop and Powermop Starter Kit boxes (cardboard)

  • Flash Powermop Absorbing Pad refill cartons (cardboard)

Packaging that is not covered by nationwide recycling schemes can be recycled through our partnership with TerraCycle®:

  • Flash wipes flexible packaging  

  • Flash Speedmop Wet Cloth refill tinted rigid plastic tubs

Find out more about this partnership at terracycle.co.uk.

What’s more, we produce our white spray bottles with 50% recycled materials. And this is just the start! By 2020 our spray bottles will be produced with 100% recycled materials and more and more of our other bottles will be produced with at least 50% recycled material. Also our wipes will be made from 100% recycled fibre.

Recycling single-use wipes

We’re closing the loop on single use waste. We’re delighted to have partnered with Terracycle on the Flash Wipes, Cloths and Pads recycling scheme which accepts:

  • Flash cleaning wipes

  • Flash floor wipes

  • Flash Speedmop Wet Cloths

  • Flash Powermop Absorbing Pads

Find out more about this partnership at terracycle.co.uk.

Responsible manufacturing

Our Flash manufacturing plant in Italy uses 100% renewable electricity. Since 2010, CO2 emissions from our manufacturing plant have fallen by 88%. We also achieved Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill status in May 2017 at our manufacturing plant. Instead any waste is reused, recycled or converted to energy. Also, because we offer a concentrated cleaning formula, this helps us minimise the amount of transportation needed to deliver our products to stores. Not bad at all, but there’s still space to improve. We keep working on a cleaner future.