How to Incorporate Green Cleaning in Your Company
Published on Tuesday, 29 December 2009
The demand for green cleaning is increasing in leaps and bounds these days. It is not surprising, given the growing awareness amongst the populace of the need to protect the environment as well as human health and well-being along with it.
Green cleaning is simply defined as undertaking cleaning tasks in order to safeguard health but without harming the environment. For the uninitiated, green cleaning may sound difficult to perform and accomplish on a regular basis. But nothing is further from the truth than this assumption, since green cleaning is very easy to practice.
How can your company incorporate green cleaning? Here are simple green cleaning tips that are easy to accomplish.
1. Have your procurement officers buy only environment-friendly cleaning equipment, materials and agents. The cleansers you purchase should not contain any harmful chemicals or toxins, should be made from renewable resources, and should be biodegradable.
2. If your procurement officer has a choice between steam cleaning equipment and dry cleaning equipment, instruct him or her to choose steam cleaning. Steam cleaning does not rely heavily on chemical cleaners as much as dry cleaning does.
3. Put living plants in your office whenever possible. Plants are natural air cleaners and deodorisers; they work far better than aerosol sprays and air fresheners. You will have cleaner and fresher air with plants around, and you would not suffer from the toxins that aerosol sprays and air fresheners sometimes contain.
4. Have your air ventilators cleaned and dusted regularly. A dust-free air ventilator is essential to having clean air in the office. You will prevent allergic reactions amongst your employees, clients and guests by maintaining a clean air ventilator.
5. If your company can afford it, you can redecorate your office in such a way that it would be energy efficient and easier to clean. Streamlined workstations, for instance, prevent dust build-up and discourage employees from accumulating clutter.
These are just a few ways by which you can implement green cleaning in your office. It would be well worth your time looking more deeply into this matter and applying what you learn in your company. More news