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TOMORROW’S CLEANING SEPTEMBER 09
The Green Light
The future is bright, the future is green
Matthew Anderson, Managing
for guarantees that products and services back that want to ensure they are doing all they
Director of Green Planet
up their claims is more important than ever. can to help protect the environment.
As a result people are realising that there are
Solutions, looks at certifications
In the future, all products on the cleaning
a number of accreditation schemes and
for eco-products and what this
market may need to be accredited by one
certifications that can assist buyers in making
independent environmental body. Currently
means for the cleaning industry.
an educated choice. But which ones can you
the most comprehensive accreditation for the
trust? And which logos actually mean
sector is the European Eco-label; it offers the
As companies are realising the need to adopt
something worthwhile?
most information and strongest guarantees
greener cleaning regimes, the green cleaning
It is clear that the industry requires more for a
for the products that carry its logo, but in the
industry is really beginning to establish itself.
product to be considered eco-friendly than
future, as more issues come to light will we
With an estimated growth of eight per cent next
simply containing a few organic ingredients or
need something even more inclusive?
year, despite the economic downturn, things
being packaged in a bottle that can be
are looking positive for the industry and also,
www.greenplanetsolutions.co.uk
recycled. A wider view of the whole lifecycle
to an extent, the environment.
of a product needs to be taken into
At present, the environment is still in pretty bad consideration if we are to source and
shape and as we begin to make changes to our implement products that are truly sustainable.
operations it becomes clear that there is still so For the general business or buyer, a
much more that we can do. As we ask more comprehensive accreditation scheme that is
questions and unearth the greenwash, the need transparent and trustworthy is vital for those
Go green with Envii
There’s no denying that a new ‘green’ era is upon us. The evidence
Each 7-gram sachet of Envii contains approximately 30
about global warming, pollution and our impact on the planet is too
billion good bacteria and is water-soluble with the
compelling to ignore. The cleaning industry can play its part in helping
cleaning power for a 750ml trigger spray bottle.
the environment, but many fear that using green cleaning products
Envii certainly sounds as if it comes with an impressive
means less effective products and higher costs.
set of credentials, so if you want to try out the latest,
Not necessarily so!
scientifically developed green cleaning product send
Bio8 a stamp-addressed envelope with
Now companies can go green with confidence…….they can
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Bio8 UK Ltd introduces Envii, a new brand they are launching to solve
What have you got to lose?
many cleaning problems in a green, environmentally responsible way.
The address to mail your enquiries to is:
So how does Envii work and what are the benefits?
Bio8, Unit 8, Markham Vale Environment Centre, Markham Lane
Andrew Hiron from Bio8 explains: “Our aim was to develop a new
Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5HY
approach to green cleaning products which minimized delivery charges,
storage requirements and carbon footprint allowing companies to buy
www.bio8.co.uk
direct. The solution had to be simple to train cleaners to use, regardless
of possible language barriers or educational ability, easy to account for
and manage costs, be 100% recyclable or bio-degradable, and finally
and most importantly, effectively deal with the odours from washrooms
that chemicals and ineffective green products have failed to cure for
many, many years. In short it had to be a product like no other before it.”
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