If you’re an avid reader of our blog (and why wouldn’t you be?), you may recall we wrote about the benefits of green cleaning. We’re not going to rehash all that goodness, but we still feel it’s an important enough topic to write about it again.
The term “green cleaning” can mean a lot of things. But the main goal of this cleaning process is to use cleaning solutions that keep our environment healthy and free of toxins. Hey, we deal with enough daily toxins that are beyond our control. So, every little bit of toxin-busting we can do, the better, right?
Green is good.
Why do we care so much about this? Did you know that since WWII, over 75,000 chemicals have been introduced into consumer products, yet less than 5% of them have been tested for health or environmental side effects?
That’s pretty mind blowing, so we decided to do our part.
First of all, chemicals can cause headaches and many other health problems so we figured we should use less of them. Second, green cleaning helps with air and water pollution, ozone depletion and other bad stuff. Third, the use of rags and microfiber cloths eliminate single-use paper towels that end up in a landfill. It all adds up.
The Kleenrite way.
We use Hillyard Green Select® cleaning products. In other words, we use the good stuff. These products are formulated to be non-toxic, phosphate free, biodegradable, and non-flammable. There are no hazardous ingredients and they’re formulated with glycolic acid – the same organic acid found in sugar cane, beets, and fruits. Oh, and they’re even Green Seal Certified.
These products are great for ceramic tile, porcelain, sinks, toilet bowls, fiberglass, plastic, chrome, and pretty much every surface you can think of. Take that, germs!
From the health of your employees to your business’ ecological footprint, green cleaning just makes sense. Which, in turn, leads to a more productive and healthier workforce.