Award-Winning EZ Brite Brands, Inc., 'Zero-Waste' Manufacturer, to Host Bioneers Cleveland Tour for 2nd Consecutive Year

Nov 02, 2009, 13:52 ET from EZ Brite Brands, Inc.

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- EZ Brite Brands, Inc., an award-winning, "zero-waste" company that develops and manufactures natural, sustainable, food-safe soaps and kitchen-cleaning products, has been selected to host a Bioneers Cleveland tour for the second consecutive year.

"We are proud and excited to host guests November 7th from the Bioneers conference for a plant tour," says Ed Aghajanian, president, EZ Brite Brands, Inc. "We're always happy to share best practices about recycling and sustainability."

EZ Brite Brands is best-known for its original product, Penny Brite Copper Cleaner -- a "must have" under kitchen sinks since 1947. But EZ Brite Brands also manufactures and distributes a complete line of people/pet/planet-friendly, kitchen-cleaning products, including private-label products for Calphalon Corp. and Corning-Revere. EZ Brite's stainless steel cleaners are also recommended by Thermador, Sub-Zero, and Wolf -- the latter two supply EZ Brite Stainless Steel Paste cleaner to North American service reps to safely remove heat stains from range tops and stainless steel cookware.

You won't find a dumpster at EZ Brite Brands; virtually everything is reused or recycled, including 55-gallon soap drums (back to the original vendors), packaging cartons (re-used to ship EZ Brite products or to the Cleveland Food Bank), pallets (reused to ship goods and donated to the Boy Scouts for campfire wood) -- even the water used to clean soap from pumps, filling machines, and blending tanks is reused in the plant. Employees recycle their own beverage containers, office paper, trade magazines and other trash.

The company is currently analyzing power cogeneration from renewable sources, primarily wind energy.

"In the sustainability community, sometimes we forget the 'reduce and reuse' parts of the reduce/reuse/recycle triad. EZ Brite is a shining example of all three," says Beau Daane, business recycling specialist, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and presenter at this year's Bioneers Conference.

"We never had to 'go green' because we've always operated this way," Aghajanian adds. "Our products are formulated with natural, vegetable- and coconut-oil based soaps, food-grade brighteners, and are phosphate-free to safely return to the environment. I'm not saying it's the only way to run a business, it's just the right way for us."

About EZ Brite Brands, Inc.

EZ Brite Brands, Inc., headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, manufacturers more than 40 kitchen-cleaning products, including Penny Brite Copper Cookware Cleaner gels and pastes, EZ Brite Stainless Steel & Chrome Cleaner, EZ Brite Cooktop Cleaner & Conditioner, EZ Brite Scrubs, and private-label product lines for Calphalon and Corning-Revere.

A member of the International Housewares Association Education Committee, Entrepreneurs for Sustainability/E4S, and 2009 Cleveland Earth Day exhibitor, EZ Brite Brands has received several awards and/or recognition for its environmental initiatives in the Plain Dealer, Smart Business Magazine, Inside Business Magazine, and from the City of Westlake. For a complete list of awards and articles, to purchase EZ Brite products, or for more information please visit our website at

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