#36 - Building a “Better” (Plastic-Free, Waste-Free, & Toxic-Free) Business with Kate Jakubas of Meliora Cleaning Products

August 20, 2019

#36 - Building a “Better” (Plastic-Free, Waste-Free, & Toxic-Free) Business with Kate Jakubas of Meliora Cleaning Products
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See Full Show Notes Here:  While obtaining her Masters in Environmental Engineering, developed a keen curiosity for how the toxic chemicals in our cleaning products and detergents affected our natural environments and personal health.  Kate...


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While obtaining her Masters in Environmental Engineering, Kate Jakubas developed a keen curiosity for how the toxic chemicals in our cleaning products and detergents affected our natural environments and personal health. 

Kate then set off on seeing if she could create a laundry detergent herself, without harmful and toxic chemicals, that would actually get her clothes clean. After coming home from playing a flag football game, she put her detergent to the test using it on a load of freshly dirtied clothes and came to find...her detergent worked! All the clean without the harm...

Continuing to use her environmental engineering background to develop additional household cleaning products, she founded Meliora Cleaning Products, a company focused on eliminating the impact that household chemicals have on the environment.

On this episode of The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast, Kate dives into the backstory behind the founding of Meliora, how she really honed in on her company’s approach to the triple bottom line—people, planet, and profit—and how they use metrics and certifications to hold themselves accountable to their own expectations they set for themselves. She also discusses her experience teaching this approach to others.