Gear Hugger's Heavy-Duty Degreaser Wins Expo East 2023 NEXTY for Best Natural Living Product

September 26 2023
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In an era where environmental consciousness reigns supreme, one company stands out for its unwavering commitment to providing eco-friendly, sustainable solutions for everyday problems. Gear Hugger, a brand renowned for its innovative approach to natural living products, has yet again taken the spotlight with its latest creation—the Heavy-Duty Degreaser. This exceptional product recently clinched the prestigious Expo East 2023 NEXTY Award for Best Natural Living Product, solidifying Gear Hugger's position as a trailblazer in the industry.

An Eco-Friendly Alternative

Similar to Gear Hugger's Multi-Purpose Lubricant, the Heavy-Duty Degreaser was crafted with a clear mission—to offer a non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative in a market inundated with petroleum-based degreasers. In a world where sustainability is paramount, this product is a breath of fresh air. Its plant-powered formula boasts a carefully curated blend of high-performance detergents and bio-solvents, capable of breaking down stubborn, insoluble substances at the molecular level. The result? A shining, moisture-infused finish without the harmful side effects of traditional degreasers.

Safety First

One of the most notable features of the Heavy-Duty Degreaser is its commitment to safety. Unlike conventional degreasers that often contain flammable and toxic components, this product is non-flammable and completely free of petroleum, fossil fuels, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This means you can confidently use it around your loved ones, including children and pets, without worrying about harmful fumes or accidents.


Turning Waste into Wonder

At Gear Hugger, they take sustainability to a whole new level. The Heavy-Duty Degreaser proudly features natural extracts sourced from agave plants, sustainably procured from upcycled waste generated during tequila production in Jalisco, Mexico. This byproduct is rich in natural saponins, which produce a foam that effectively serves as a plant-powered degreaser. By upcycling these materials, Gear Hugger plays a crucial role in reducing waste—approximately 400,000 tons of bagasse and 300,000 tons of plant leaves—aligning perfectly with their mission to protect our planet.


About the NEXTY Awards

The NEXTY Awards, presented by New Hope Network, represent the pinnacle of recognition for innovative, inspiring, and integrity-driven products in the natural products industry. This year, a staggering 400 products across 20 categories were nominated by CPG brands. New Hope Network's seasoned editors diligently sampled and evaluated each product. Subsequently, finalists were chosen for each category, with a panel of industry experts joining the second round of judging to select the winners. The NEXTY Awards uphold the standards of innovation, inspiration, and integrity, with an additional focus on a product's potential impact.

This year's panel of guest judges, comprising retailers and journalists, embodies a wealth of knowledge and expertise spanning the natural products industry. Their discerning judgment ultimately considers a secret fourth criterion—the potential impact of each product.

In winning the Expo East 2023 NEXTY for Best Natural Living Product, Gear Hugger's Heavy-Duty Degreaser exemplifies the brand's unwavering commitment to innovation, inspiration, integrity, and, above all, the planet. This recognition is not just an accolade but a testament to a brighter, greener future, one where sustainable solutions lead the way. Gear Hugger's Heavy-Duty Degreaser is more than just a product; it's a symbol of the change we can all be a part of in our journey toward a healthier, more sustainable world.

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