The Journey Behind Zogics ecoPRO Plant-Based Disinfecting Wipes

The Journey Behind Zogics ecoPRO Plant-Based Disinfecting Wipes

In an age where cleanliness and eco-friendliness are both paramount, we embarked on a mission to merge the two ideals seamlessly. The development of our ecoPRO Plant-Based Disinfecting Wipes is not just a product release, but the outcome of a deeply-rooted vision to make the world cleaner and greener. Let’s journey through the inspiration and dedication that brought this groundbreaking product to life.

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Filling the Gap with Innovation

Our initial step was to listen. By identifying the needs and desires of our customers, including educational facilities, gym operators and their members, coupled with an analysis of existing products, we aimed to understand where the gaps lay and to elevate the entire industry’s standards, ensuring a green yet uncompromising cleaning wipe solution.

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Crafting the Ideal Concept

With a clear vision in place, we mapped out the blueprint for a disinfectant gym wipe that was both biodegradable and fully derived from plants. Each brainstorming session, discussion, and sketch revolved around technical feasibility, environmental conservation, and product uniqueness.

Perfecting the Ingredients

A product’s foundation lies in its components. Our challenge was twofold: a biodegradable material for the wipe and a wholly plant-based disinfectant. Multiple substrates underwent testing before we zeroed in on one that perfectly balanced eco-friendliness with durability. Our disinfectant, meanwhile, emerged after meticulous evaluations, resulting in a formula that effectively combats 99.9% of germs, including SARS-CoV-2. The plant-based cleaning formula is completely capable of neutralizing germs and bacteria without the reliance on dyes, bleach, parabens, phenol, and chemicals.

Iterating Towards Perfection

Prototyping isn’t about getting it right the first time; it’s about refining and refining again. Our prototypes faced a battery of tests evaluating cleaning efficiency, safety, and biodegradability. Continuous feedback loops ensured that the product kept evolving, eventually leading to a version that proudly meets the rigorous EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards, as well as being EPA registered. What’s DfE certified? A product that meets this standard signifies that the product's formula consists of ingredients with more positive human health and environmental characteristics than conventional products. This recognition underscores our dedication to producing cleaning solutions that prioritize both human and environmental health.

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From Our Lab to Gyms, Classrooms and More

The concluding phase was to bring ecoPRO Biodegradable Disinfecting Wipes from our manufacturer to schools, gyms and businesses across the country. The challenge here was scaling production without any compromises on quality. With the product finally ready, we launched it to our extensive network of businesses and gym operators.

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A Commitment Realized

The birth of Zogics ecoPRO Plant-Based Disinfecting Wipes wasn’t merely about product development; it epitomized our pledge to sustainability and cleanliness. At Zogics, we don't just believe in a cleaner world; we’re making it happen, one wipe at a time.


What makes ecoPRO™ Disinfecting Wipes eco-friendly? 

These wipes are crafted from biodegradable materials and contain no chemicals, making them gentle on the environment. What are your plant-based disinfectant wipes made of? Our plant-based disinfectant wipes are crafted with botanically-derived citric acid, offering an effective, eco-friendly alternative to traditional cleaning wipes. The actual wipe material is made from a blend of plant-based fibers. These materials are chosen due to their biodegradable properties and their ability to effectively absorb and release the disinfectant solution. 

What surfaces can ecoPRO™ Disinfecting Wipes be used on? 

They're safe for most hard, non-porous surfaces, including gym equipment, kitchen counters, medical equipment, toys, and more.

Is citric acid a good disinfectant? 

Yes, citric acid is an effective disinfectant. Our plant-based, citric acid wipes kill 99.99% of germs. Citric acid, which is derived from citrus fruits, has natural antimicrobial properties that make it effective at killing various types of bacteria and viruses. 

The acid disrupts the growth and survival of microorganisms by altering their pH environment and interfering with their metabolism. It's often used as an alternative to chemical disinfectants, particularly in products designed to be more environmentally friendly or gentle, such as plant-based disinfecting wipes. 

How long do biodegradable wipes take to decompose? 

Biodegradable wipes, including those made from plant-based materials, typically decompose faster than their synthetic counterparts, but the exact timeline can vary based on a number of factors. 

In general, most biodegradable wipes can start to break down in about a few weeks to several months in a composting environment. However, this can vary based on conditions such as temperature, moisture, the presence of microorganisms, and the specific materials used in the wipes. 

It's also important to note that "biodegradable" doesn't always mean "compostable." Biodegradable items break down naturally over time, but may not be suitable for home compost systems. Some items may require industrial composting facilities to break down effectively. 

Do plant-based disinfecting wipes leave any residue on surfaces? 

No, our plant-based disinfecting wipes are specifically designed to leave your surfaces clean and residue-free. This is because they are crafted with a balanced formulation that removes dirt, grime, and germs effectively while ensuring that no sticky or filmy residue is left behind. Our plant-based ingredients dissolve completely, leaving your surfaces sparkling clean and fresh. 

Can I use plant-based disinfecting wipes in healthcare facilities? 

Absolutely! Our ecoPRO Plant-Based Disinfecting Wipes are a trusted choice for healthcare settings. They are EPA registered and DfA certified by the EPA too, so you can trust you’re getting an effective, germ-killing solution with ecoPRO. 

Are plant-based disinfectant wipes safe for use in schools? 

Absolutely, plant-based disinfectant wipes are not only safe but also highly beneficial for use in schools. These wipes are designed with safety and efficacy in mind, ensuring that they can effectively kill germs and bacteria. 

Plant-based wipes are made from non-toxic, botanical ingredients, meaning you can clean with confidence, ensuring a clean and safe space for everyone. 

Are plant-based disinfecting wipes effective against viruses?

Plant-based disinfecting wipes are a great option for those seeking a more eco-friendly solution to keeping their surroundings clean. They offer a gentler alternative to traditional wipes, while still providing reliable protection against many common viruses. 

Our plant-based disinfecting wipes are made with citric acid, which have natural antimicrobial properties. This ingredient is capable of neutralizing many types of viruses, helping to keep surfaces clean and safe.

Oct 18, 2023 The Cleaning Station

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