Bruce Yacko, the dedicated founder behind JAWS International, Ltd., took the time out of running his environmentally-friendly company to answer a few questions for Tiny Green Mom. His commitment to the environment is evident in the end product of the 4 JAWS cleaners, with which you will find simply fabulous for cleaning your home!

An Interview with Bruce Yacko, Founder of JAWS International, Ltd.

Tell us about your eco-inspired company!

JAWS International, Ltd. is a technology company committed to protecting the environment and making innovative products to that end. We created and market JAWS® (Just Add Water™ System), a patented cleaning system designed to reduce the environmental impact of packaging used in conventional spray cleaning products. While reducing plastic waste and the landfills that result, we’re able to offer high performance, highly economical cleaners. JAWS delivers ultra-concentrated, eco-sensitive and highly biodegradable cleaning chemistry in patented refill cartridges for use with reusable bottles and sprayers. JAWS is a simple, effective solution that gives everyone the chance to care for their home and take care of the planet.

How do you choose to go green in your own life?

I buy local, which can have a tremendous impact on our environment and transportation costs. And I recycle, reduce and reuse plastic whenever possible. With landfills closing at a rate of one per day, eventually, where are we going to put it? Lastly, I continue to invest my personal finances in JAWS with hopes that it helps us all become better stewards of the world’s resources.

Guilty green pleasure?

I started growing fruits, vegetables and herbs a few years ago and working in the garden has become one of my favorite things to do.

Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?

Running a business in today’s climate requires tremendous focus, courage and passion. Having a talented and committed group of people who share your undying vision is essential. Additionally, a healthy fear of failing along with believing what we’re doing is important helps keep me motivated.

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