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Green cleaning in the most simple of explanations means cleaning in a way that’s not just safe for people and safe for the environment, but that’s also sustainable in the long term. It refers to the use of cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality.
The aim of this change in cleaning is showing a commitment to making the world a better place for not only us now, but for many generations to come.
In this day and age where we all want to do more to help save the planet and be more environmentally friendly, it should be no surprise at all that more and more businesses are seeking to engage the cleaning services of commercial cleaning companies that embrace green cleaning as part of their daily working process.
Cleaning sustainability just means cleaning in a way that we could keep on doing, day after day after day — and most importantly, without draining the planet’s resources to the point that future generations couldn’t do the same. Sounds simple, right?
The reality is that a complete change with all companies moving to cleaning in a more green way won’t be a quick fix. It requires a change in mindset for companies that do not already embrace this – it is often the case that environmentally friendly products may be slightly more expensive, and this discourages some companies from using them as much as we would like to think they would.
At Green Fox cleaning, the inclusion of the word green in our title should give assurance to our clients that we are passionate about green cleaning, and we are an environmentally conscious company.
A few of our processes and practices that work towards green cleaning include the following:
The usage of dosage systems for daily use cleaning products, reducing our plastic usage by up to 99% in these key daily use products
Only engaging the services of carefully selected cleaning supply companies that share our environmentally friendly approach.
The placement of local cleaning operatives at all sites, to significantly reduce our corporate carbon footprint.
Though often overlooked, the cleaning products that are selected and used at your business premises may well be affecting the health of your employees, the cleaning staff, and visitors to your office if you are not already engaging a commercial cleaning company committed to green cleaning. The chemicals found in common cleaning products can have many negative impacts, including contributing to asthma, cancer, and increased birth defects.
Furniture polish is usually made of petroleum distillates and solvents, both of which are hazardous to health. At the very least, they're both poisonous, so why keep them around when there are plenty of earth-friendly ways to polish your wood items and sanitise them fully?
A good commercial cleaning company that is committed to green cleaning should be able to hold a significantly lower range of products compared to those that don’t. As an example, at Green Fox Cleaning we will typically place no more than three or four different products at most sites (subject to specialist cleaning requirements of course!), but we have lost count of how many times we have seen cleaning cupboards containing 20 or more products – just think how much more effect on the environment the production, collection and stocking of these products has on the environment – not very green!
To find out more about how Green Fox Cleaning can deliver green cleaning to to your premises, simply click here to learn more about how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours, with a total commitment and focus to delivering green cleaning.
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