What is Green Cleaning?

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Keeping a space clean is important, because it promotes health and well-being among the people who will be using that space. However, it’s also important to take the environment into consideration. With green cleaning, you can keep your establishment clean and organized in a way that benefits you, your people, your customers and the environment.

Green Cleaning

Protecting the environment is a big thing these days. But the reality is that in order to achieve and maintain cleanliness, chemicals are used — and some of these chemicals are actually harmful to the environment. Those who advocate for green cleaning insist that you can achieve the same results by using natural and non-toxic products as you do when you use the traditional chemical formulations.

The continuing degradation of the environment and the focus on preserving it has increased the importance of looking for various ways to solve environmental problems. If you go for green cleaning, you go for non-toxic materials that are environmentally friendly. By doing so, you will also minimize pollution of both the environment and the indoor air quality of your facility.

But what exactly does it mean to go green? This guide from ISSA helps consumers determine whether a product is really green. When it comes to cleaning products like general-purpose and surface cleaners, soaps, carpet cleaners, and others, they are labeled as green if they meet the following criteria:

  • Should be recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment Formulator Program
  • Should be certified by Green Seal
  • Should be certified by the Environmental Choice EcoLogo Program
  • Should meet at least one of the appropriate Green Seal or EcoLogo standards

There’s also a separate criteria for janitorial paper products as well as powered cleaning equipment. If you want to be very technical about making sure that your cleaning products or the cleaning service you use is friendly to the environment, then these are the guidelines that you should look into.

Most companies of course don’t have the time to go through all the “green” products one by one, however a professional cleaning company can assist you in selecting the right products for your facility.

Being eco-friendly is very important these days. You can rely on Resolve Janitorial to implement these green cleaning techniques to your specifications.