Bact-Off Introduces World's First Antimicrobial & Germ Free Plastic Shopping Cart Handle

Provides Shoppers With A Sustainable Solution that Supports a Clean And Healthy Shopping Environment

CHICAGO, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bact-Off, a self-care consumer packaged goods company, in partnership with Smart Plastic Technologies, announces the introduction of a simple, snap on plastic handle enabled with Smart Plastic's SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial additive for retail. Given current global health concerns, this product provides a solution to support shoppers seeking a clean and healthy in-store shopping experience. It is now available on Amazon and at select retailers in the near future.  

Photo Credit - Ella Dean Photography - The Bact-Off Antimicrobial Germ Free Cart Handle design is easy to use, snaps on and off quickly, lightweight, recyclable and worth having on every shopping store excursion to ensure health and well being.

Bact-Off's design works with shopping carts currently used at leading retail locations, defending against daily germ cross-contamination from the moment you enter the store. SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial is added during the Bact-Off cart handle film production process, making it highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E coli, and dozens of other dangerous organisms.

A few key features of the Bact-Off shopping cart handle:

  • Shoppers safeguard health with antimicrobial protection
  • Enhances consumer confidence during in-store visits
  • Combats dangerous, illness causing germs
  • FDA approved and extensively tested
  • Sustainable, recyclable design
  • Made in the USA

"Right now, health and safety is top of mind during retail shopping experiences, especially when visiting a grocery store. Our innovative cart handle design, infused with SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial additive, gives us confidence that we're contributing to a clean, safe and enjoyable shopping experience from the moment a consumer walks into the store. The growing $450 billion global ($9.9 billion U.S.) self-care consumer packaged goods market is the right setting for our cart handle to offer shoppers an easy to use and sustainable solution."

Juan DelaRoca 
Chief Marketing Officer at Bact-Off

The current coronavirus threat has exposed the need for shoppers to seek out better ways to protect their health and well being, along with their families. Shopping carts are identified as one of the most germ contaminated high-touch items, with a bacteria count of up to 73,000 colony forming units (CFU) per square inch and 361 times more bacteria than a bathroom door knob.

GARD™ is designed to defend.

Enabled with SPTek GARD™, the Bact-Off cart handle protects customers against cross-contamination risk with a proven efficacy of up to 99.999% in antimicrobial protection.

Bact-Off is a global consumer packaged goods company that produces sustainable plastic self-care products across the B2B and B2C spectrum. 

Contact: Juan DelaRoca

Smart Plastic Technologies, LLC is a global leader in the development of sustainable polymer additives that improve the functionality, usefulness and environmental impact of plastics. Designed to protect both people and planet, SPTek additive technology enables bio-assimilation (complete biodegradation of plastic), antimicrobial and antifungal protection, shelf-life extension, odor elimination, gauge reduction, anti-counterfeit tracing and more.


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SOURCE Bact-Off Inc