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How green is your cleaning?

September 30th, 2013 Category: Office Cleaning

Companies around the world are looking to become more environmentally friendly at the current time, with a focus on that most divisive of buzzwords – green. Many believe that being green is something that can come with an expense, but moving away from your less sustainable methods need not cost the earth, and the benefits will far outweigh the cost.

Toxic chemicals are not only harmful to the environment, but can also have a detrimental effect on people, with damage to skin for example, and they also erode water pipes and cause numerous other issues. So if you are looking to change and adopt green cleaning, what are the best things to look out for?

Recyclable

There will be little point in having recycle bins in your office (which the majority of businesses have these days) if you are not going to be green in other areas of your operation. If you are failing to use recycled hand towels and bottles, for example, it can still be detrimental to the environment. Make sure to check any products you are using.

Cleaning materials

This is probably the most obvious, but making sure the products you use are green and non-toxic is probably the most obvious way to make sure that you are not causing damage to the environment. Look for products that are not using synthetic dyes and scents in their make up to make sure they are not producing chemicals that can be harmful to the green credentials of your firm.

Technology

It's not all about the cleaning products you use though, as technology has advanced, making certain tools far more green than others. Cleaning technology such as floor cleaners and other appliances firms will use are now far more efficient than they have been in years gone by, using less water in their operation, which can only be good for the planet.

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