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What is the future of green cleaning programs?

Michael Wilson | Oct 27, 2014

Green cleaning is a concept designed to not only keep areas free from harmful bacteria that can cause illness, but also to do so in a way that has the least amount of negative ...

green-cleaningGreen cleaning is a concept designed to not only keep areas free from harmful bacteria that can cause illness, but also to do so in a way that has the least amount of negative impact on the environment. These sustainable cleaning programs use resources in interesting ways to minimize their effect on the environment. Innovative thinkers and organizations in several fields have taken some cutting-edge steps to make a green cleaning program more possible for a larger number of people.

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Continued Development Of Green Products

The backbone of any environmentally-friendly cleaning program is having the right kind of equipment to use. Strides are being made in many areas to develop cleaning supplies that will shape the future of sustainable cleaning programs. For example, companies are creating soaps, glass cleaners, disinfectants, and other kinds of cleaners using materials that are biodegradable, which means that the disposal of these products has less of a negative impact on the environment.

 

The EPA says that there are certain kinds of cleaning products that can have a detrimental impact on both humans and the natural world, specifically relating to ingredients like phosphorus, nitrogen, and alkylphenol ethoxylates. Work will undoubtedly continue by researchers and cleaning product manufacturers that are looking to create cleaning products using alternative substances, which will help lessen the negative impact of cleaning product disposal on nature. These products will have an important impact on both commercial and residential consumers looking to keep their area free of germs without negative impacts on the environment.

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Arguably, the most important trend in the future of green cleaning is the widespread adoption of cleaning with green products. Fortunately, there are many signs that point to a rise in the number of people who believe that green cleaning and green products are important. Research by Nielsen shows that an increasing number of consumers are looking to make their purchases from companies that give back to society. In the next few years, the most important trend relating to green cleaning will be the adoption of what green cleaning industry expert and author Stephen Ashkin refers to as a green cleaning culture.

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Ashkin outlines several methods of creating a greener culture at company environments, such as providing instruction in different methods, and periodically reviewing company procedure as it relates to green methods of cleaning, which will help ensure that it is retained over time.

It is the development of this green perspective on cleaning that will serve to push this idea forward more than any one idea or product. More companies continue to develop futuristic cleaning tools and products, like drones that could potentially help with household chores. In order for these products and services to be administered as effectively as possible, individuals and organizations alike need to do what they can to adopt greener cleaning policies so that they can lessen the impact of society on the environment. The more knowledge that is available on sustainable cleaning, the easier it will be for people to do their part.

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