Green cleaning will give my cleaning business the marketing edge it needs. Although the community here is small, there are not a lot of competing cleaning companies that exclusively green clean. This certification will show my customers I understand the value of "green cleaning." I've honed my craft to expertly include, professional green cleaning, incentives and bonuses, customized options, etc. But more importantly, customers health and wellness. I take it as seriously as my own health.
This manner of approaching cleaning isn't limited to just housecleaning. Eco-friendly practices comes from an awareness already founded in preserving not just our immediate surroundings but the planet and future generations to come. It's a huge responsibility, but to affect change we must embrace a synergistic approach to non-toxic cleaning. This incorporates best practices combined with the most cutting edge GREEN products, that, and the burning desire to help others get and keep their living spaces healthy.
However, past efforts to leverage the virtually unregulated chemical industry have had less than favorable results. "Passed during the mid 1970's, the Toxic Controlled Substances Act (TCSA) set to protect consumers failed to keep up with scientific advances or safely review thousands of products before entering the consumer market place. And once in the market place it was virtually impossible to "recall" those products. In fact, it wasn't until 2016, when then President Obama and Congress unanimously vote Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act into law." Environmental Def. Fund [online] 2018. Available at https://www.edf.org/health/toxic-chemicals-law-should-now-better-protect-us. Accessed 2018, July 10.
To free ourselves from dependence on our chemical bondage's we must unite and make permanent-- eco-friendly alternatives. This will cause a more harmonious balance and continued awareness to keep us accountable to our surroundings.
For all these reasons, best practices in the cleaning industry is vital. This industry AND its accrediting body must be upheld to a high standard from manufacture to marketing. One such organisation, the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Assciation (IJCSA), is a network of like minded cleaning professionals who seek to uphold best cleaning practices so that its consumers have peace of mind knowing their cleaning services found through its directory http://www.ijcsa.org/Green-Cleaning-Services contain-- laser focused companies set on giving the best, cutting-edge, cleaning services because they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to do so.