The Emergence of ‘Green Chemicals’

In the world of cleaning businesses, there has long been a misconception that products using safer chemicals for humans and the environment are not as effective. However, the truth is that “green chemicals” have come a long way and are proving to be just as effective, and in some cases, even more effective than products comprised of harsher chemicals.

How to choose a trusted “green chemical”

One of the primary concerns when considering the use of green chemicals is greenwashing. Greenwashing refers to the misleading practice of making unsupported or exaggerated claims about the environmental benefits of a product. According to the government of Canada 40% of green claims are misleading consumers. That is why it is essential for cleaning businesses to be cautious and ensure they are using genuinely green chemicals that have been tested and verified for their environmental and human safety credentials by trusted sustainability certification bodies, like ECOLOGO and Green Seal.

Why you should care about green chemicals?

There are numerous benefits to using green chemicals in cleaning businesses. Firstly, they help protect employees. By using green chemicals, employees are exposed to fewer hazardous substances, which can reduce the risk of health issues and potential sickness. This, in turn, can help minimize the loss of workdays due to employee illnesses, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency.

Additionally, green chemicals help reduce exposure to harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Harsh chemicals commonly found in cleaning products can release VOCs into the air, which can have negative effects on indoor air quality. Fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and headachesare potential health risks caused by VOCs. By choosing green chemicals, cleaning companies can maintain higher air quality, creating a healthier environment for both employees and clients.

Protect your employees and the environment with REGARD® Eco Line!

One excellent example of green chemical products is the REGARD Eco line. This line of cleaning products offered by Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene is specifically designed to provide effective cleaning while minimizing environmental impact. The REGARD Eco line offers a wide range of cleaning solutions that are safe for humans and the environment, allowing cleaning businesses to meet their cleaning needs while adhering to sustainable practices.

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