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Green Cleaning/Going Green Is A Widely Used Term

24 Feb 2019 3:33 PM | jerry spalding

Green cleaning/going green is a widely used term that can mean something different to everyone. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business defines green cleaning as simply taking steps to conserve energy, reduce pollution and saving money. The strategy of conserving energy can include turning off light when leaving and turning off water while brushing your teeth.  Turning off water when filling buckets and cleaning machines.  Using energy-efficient light bulbs and large appliances with high efficiency ratings, which may be a bit more expensive initially, but they can save energy and money in the long run. Recycling is a key component of reducing pollution, also using natural cleaning products for the home, office and more.  Going green is a lifestyle change for homes, offices and cleaning companies consciously aware of the surrounding environment.

Green cleaning for cleaning companies refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedure which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality.  Green cleaning techniques and products avoid the use of products which contain toxic chemicals, some of which emit volatile organic compounds causing respiratory, dermatologic and other conditions.  Green cleaning can also describe the way residential and industrial cleaning are manufactured.

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