Brown states that for many cleaning professionals, "sustainability" means using equipment and chemicals that limit the impact of cleaning on the environment; however, cleaning professionals should also consider products and processes that limit impact on workers and building occupants.
He notes that you can avoid costly expenses such as workers'' compensation claims, loss of productivity, complaints, waste disposal and shipping costs by implementing a green hard floor care program.
Brown adds that by using products with low VOC content, not only are you making the indoor environment better for staff and building occupants, you are reducing the environmental impact because these products also contain fewer volatile contaminates.
According to Brown, while there are many sustainable initiatives you can take throughout your cleaning operations, use Earth Day as the starting point for greening your hard floor maintenance program.
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