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en cleaning? the industry experts think?


“A common misconception is that green cleaning products do not work as well as traditional chemicals. If products have been awarded the EU Ecolabel they need to have proven that they are as effective, if not more, than the leading product on the market. Green cleaning products are independently tested and need a pass rate of 85%. The EU Ecolabel also takes into consideration total lifecycle analysis.


This means that it’s not just the chemicals that are used that need to be kinder to the environment, it’s the whole process of manufacturing and disposing of the product, from start to finish.”


Mark Jankovich, Delphis Eco


www.delphisworld.com


“My understanding is that everyone would choose to use a green cleaning product if they had the choice. Unfortunately those choices


are influenced by many factors, but probably the main ones are; price, effectiveness of the product and understanding.


“If we deal with the first one, price, a so-called green product is always going to be more expensive, maybe not to produce and maybe not because of the chemicals that make up the product but there must be some sort of overhead recovery for manufactures in clawing back revenue for research and development.


“Many facilities and site managers are beginning to acknowledge that green cleaning is a much healthier and safer option for employees. Whilst also being just as effective as traditional cleaning products and methods, going green will help improve your company’s carbon footprint and minimise your impact on the environment. Eco-cleaning should take into consideration the products, equipment and technology used, as well as the cleaning processes undertaken. It can often have considerable benefits to a company as a result of healthier employees and increased productivity.”


Alan Lewin, ServiceMaster Clean


www.servicemasterclean.co.uk


“Green products have never had an easy ride of it in terms of there effectiveness, and cleaners in many cases lose patience if the product doesn’t go to work in an instant. Education plays a large part in the transition into a green cleaning range and potentially education also costs time and money.


“The greatest barrier to green cleaning has got to be: understanding - what is green cleaning? There are so many answers and still so many questions.


“I look at the whole thing as a pie chart. We are a long way from gaining 100% but, with each segment we introduce, we become one step


“The last year has brought dramatically greater acceptance among commercial cleaning businesses on the one hand, and their facilities management customers on the other, that green cleaning offers benefits to everyone. Customers are recognising that using fewer chemicals and discarding less chemical waste to landfill not only benefits the environment but actually saves labour and reduces cleaning costs. Contract cleaners are realising that not using potentially toxic products benefits the health of their staff, reduces days lost to sickness and gains them credibility with their customers.”


Karin Mugnaini Girault, Communications Manager, Activeion


www.activeion.co.uk


closer to the finished article which will be ever-changing.


“What is positive is that everyone is talking about becoming more sustainable. We first need to embrace a behavioural change within ourselves and the people we work with. This, as with everything else, needs to be filtered down from top of the tree, whether that is the Government or the CEO, without it, green cleaning will remain only a small percentage of the overall cleaning industry.”


Matt Anderson, MD of Cradle UK


info@cradleuk.co.uk


The future of our cleaning industry | TOMORROW’S CLEANING | 27 SUSAINABLE CLEANING


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