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club
cleaning
Martin Scott, director of The Cleaning Show,
looks at the relevance for the health and
fi tness sector of the cleaning industry’s drive
towards sustainable management
A GREENER CLEAN
n 16 October 2008, the customers are from the demographic sustainable approach to cleaning. There
O
Cleaning and Support that see green issues as vitally important. are obvious savings on packaging waste
Services Association (CSSA) However, the health and fi tness industry and energy in transport, manufacturing
held a UK Round Table on also has such an obvious responsibility to and CO
2
emissions, as well as cost
sustainable leadership for deliver exemplary cleanliness that savings. There is also a safety benefi t
building service contractors. The aim was nothing that smacks of going green at the in reducing the physical effort of lifting
to kick-start a proper appreciation of cost of clean can possibly be considered. heavy bottles of pre-diluted chemicals,
the far-reaching changes that sustainable There are, of course, many which are largely water.
management – essential for long-term green innovations that can be easily A range of green products will be
survival – will require in the business implemented with little or no cost launched at The Cleaning Show in March
models of cleaning contractors in the UK implications – using air dryers rather than (see information box for examples). Are
and beyond. We take a look at how a drive paper towels, for example, and actively we able to use any of these within our
towards sustainability in cleaning might encouraging members to shower before clubs and centres?
affect the health and fi tness industry. using the pool, sauna or spa, which can
make a very dramatic difference to the BROADER SUSTAINABILITY
GREEN PRODUCTS level of chemicals required. Important as they are, environmental
The leisure industry in general is keen to In terms of products, concentrated policies and green products are only one
embrace sustainability – many of its chemicals are an example of a part of the issue. As we move into a
GREEN LAUNCHES AT THE CLEANING SHOW
G
reen products due to be
launched at the Cleaning
Show include:

The Miele Professional PW 5064 –
a powerful machine that can re-process
6.5kg of mops or cloths in just 42
minutes and doubles their longevity.

An innovative spray-on mist cleaning
process from Ceiling Pro that saves
more than 70 per cent of the cost of
replacement ceiling tiles – tiles need
to be replaced less frequently as they
remain cleaner for longer.

The Mini-Bowser, a high-pressure Miele’s effi cient washing machine
washer from Demon International Ltd, can double the longevity of mops
that’s powered by a Honda GX120 engine
providing 1500psi at nine litres a minute. The design ensures that it can be easily
operated by just one person, saving money by improving labour effectiveness.

The Meleco Mop from the Anser Group – a simple, all-purpose sponge fi tted to
Demon’s easy-to-use high a fl exible pole that doesn’t require any chemicals, only water. Environmental and
pressure washer saves on labour cost savings are therefore signifi cant.
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