Are your cleaners storing toxic chemicals on your premises, and emptying them down your drains? Do they use tired, old vacuum cleaners that release airborne impurities into your work environment? Do your cleaners supply recycled, unbleached hand towels or toilet paper? Has your office implemented a recycling program or waste reduction strategy?
Green cleaning is defined as cleaning to protect human health without harming the environment. A fresh approach to janitorial and asset maintenance services that offers better environmental performance and improved worker health and safety, while retaining the same sanitation quality as traditional, more chemical-intensive methods.
However, green cleaning is not just about chemical substitution. It is a complete cleaning and recycling program using different types of equipment and techniques to also improve indoor air quality and reduce waste that ends up in our waterways or in landfill.
Widely accepted in the UK and USA, and growing in popularity in Australia, many organisations throughout the world are now committed to the implementation of a ‘Green Cleaning’ program, and maintaining a workplace environment that enhances human health and fosters a transition toward sustainability.
Green cleaning is not only good for the environment; it also increases workplace health and safety.
We are all aware that chemicals and air pollution can have adverse health affects on our bodies, yet the very products and processes used to keep indoor environments clean may also contribute to indoor pollution.
The air inside a sealed, air-conditioned building can be 10 times more polluted than outside, with the CSIRO estimating that the impact on worker health costs the Australian economy $12 billion a year.
Many commonly used cleaning products still contain toxic ingredients that can create fumes or leave residues that irritate our skin, eyes, noses and lungs and can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue.
Switching to green cleaning supplies and services will not only assist your business to reduce its eco footprint on the planet, but can provide health benefits for your staff and customers, especially those with asthma, allergies, respiratory conditions, eczema and/or sensitive skin. A healthier workplace can lead to reduced employee absenteeism and increased productivity.
Eco Natural™ is proud to be part of the next generation in commercial cleaning, right here in Adelaide. The time is right now for Australian businesses to make the switch to eco responsible cleaning products and services.