What is Green Cleaning?

...products and services that reduce the health and environmental impacts compared to similar products and services used for the same purpose."  Green cleaning is the cleaning process that protects health without harming the environment.

"Green" cleaning products continue to gain momentum as both end-users and regulatory agencies place greater emphasis on the health of people and the environment.  But in most situations, there are those that have only made partial adjustments to "traditional" products and claim green status.  Selecting the right green cleaning program for your organization can be tricky.  While chemicals are only a portion of the equation, they do make for the foundation of a sustainable and successful program.

Our "green" goal is simple, distribute and support certified green products from industry standard protocol.  These green cleaning products must eliminate the use of chemical components that domestic and international communities have reason to believe present hazards to people or the environment without sacrificing the cleaning performance that you require.

Currently there are three industry standard benchmarks that we look for in determining quality green cleaning solutions.  They include US EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE), Green Seal, and Environmental Choice.

Look for these certified products as labeled below when selecting your green cleaning program:

Certified products U.S.GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL Green Seal

With our greenstar program solutions, you will find:

  • NO zinc cross linking agents
  • NO ethylene gylcol based solvents
  • NO bioaccumulative flurocarbon surfactants
  • NO VOC's exceeding established regulatory limits
  • NO environmentally toxic perservatives 
  • NO alkyl phenol ethoxylate surfactants
  • NO 2-butoxyethanol
  • NO inorganic phosphates
  • NO ethanolamine
  • NO ammonia
  • NO flammable solvents 
  • NO added fragrances
  • NO non-recyclable packaging
  • NO chlorine based bleaching

While selecting certified green products is only a starting point in your green cleaning approach, it is the basis for protecting health and environment.  Our greenstar program is designed to meet the needs of your employees, your customers, your facility and the enivronment. 

Areas that our greenstar program address:

  • Improving indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Reducing chemical useage and potentially dangerous products
  • Providing chemical diliution control systems
  • Review of entrance matting
  • Recycling containment options
  • Introducing microfiber wiper technology
  • Touchfree restroom dispensing options (towel/tissue/soap)
  • Complete environmentally friendly floorcare system

Check out these Going Green Tips for your organization

This complete sustainable green cleaning system approach reduces risks, replaces dangerous chemicals, addresses indoor air quality concerns, improves employee productivity, reduces absentism, and enhances environmental standards without sacrificing cleaning results. 

If you are looking for a sustainable green cleaning program, let us help.  Call us today to schedule an appointment to review your current cleaning program and allow us to customize our greenstar program for you.  You can also click on our GREEN CLEANING PRODUCT offering in our eCommerce section to view all of available green cleaning products.

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