It’s a phrase we hear often, but facility managers are still learning exactly what it means and how to best apply it to their cleaning programs.
In this post, we’ll outline some of the basics of green cleaning and how it can benefit your employees, facility and our planet. “Going green” may be easier than you think, and our team is always ready to make recommendations on the cleaning supplies that can help reduce your carbon footprint while making your facility look its best.
What makes a clean program “green?”
Green cleaning encompasses two main components: cleaning efficiency and using green cleaning products. We are proud to provide a wide array of green cleaning products in St. Louis, including paper products made from recycled materials, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning agents, microfiber cloths, mops and dusters, and high performance cleaning equipment that is energy efficient.
Green cleaning also means cleaning efficiently to make the best use of resources while reducing waste. Examples of this principle include training your staff on how to use cleaning equipment and chemicals properly, recycling to reduce waste in your facility, fixing potential problems early before they need more extensive solutions that use more resources, and regularly maintaining your equipment as a preventative measure. Steps that increase productivity, require fewer resources and streamline processes also contribute to greener cleaning.
How does green cleaning benefit the environment, my facility and my employees?
Most companies adopt green cleaning measures to support the environment, but green cleaning has positive ramifications on the safety, well-being and health of your staff and clients as well.
Green cleaning reduces waste, especially toxic waste, and limits chemical run-off. These benefits are vital to preserving ecosystems and reducing our carbon footprints.
When you choose green cleaning products in St. Louis, you reduce your employees’ and clients’ exposure to toxic chemicals. Keeping chemical allergens at bay can reduce asthma attacks and other reactions, and avoiding chemical gases improves the overall indoor air quality of a facility. As an added (but important!) bonus, developing more efficient cleaning practices can also increase your bottom line.
If you are ready to go green this month, Dutch Hollow Supplies is happy to help! Contact our team today to learn more about green janitorial supplies in St. Louis and how you can make your facility healthier and more eco-friendly.