The Green Cleaning Issue – Prologue

Although green cleaning has been around since the 1970’s it is still not a mainstream concept, broadly speaking. While there are certain US markets where environmentalism is woven into the ethos of the community they are still in the minority. Even the eco-minded don’t necessarily view their cleaning products as having a real impact [...]

Part 1: Green Cleaning – It’s Your Business

Anyone can say they clean green. But what does that mean? Many shades of green exist within the spectrum of green cleaning. How green is green? The varied scenarios include businesses that mix their own natural cleaning products (with or without essential oils), contract production of proprietary and custom blends, buy manufactured green formulas, [...]

Part 2: Green Cleaning – Educating Customers

The authenticity of your green cleaning program depends on two things – the completeness of your green protocol and how you talk about it. The former is addressed in Part 4. This article details decisions related to your public messaging about green cleaning. The three main areas are legality of claims, removing consumer bias [...]

Part 3: Green Cleaning – Engaging Employees

Probably every residential cleaning service has a few cleaning technicians that are packing “heat” – in this case contraband super-cleaners like bleach – beneath the passenger seat, just for special occasions. So it stands to follow that changing up your entire chemistry, especially to green products, will not be without a few relapses. The [...]

Part 4 – Green Cleaning Service Delivery

At the heart of the decisions about your green cleaning protocols is really who you want to be as a company (see Part 1). “For me, the criteria had to do with my comfort level with the solution ingredients and with the company making them. Did they align with my human rights and environmentalism [...]

Ashkin answers the question: Are we cooked?

"A world of worsening food shortages and wildfires … as soon as 2040, a period well within the lifetime of much of the global population."

By |2018-10-29T09:37:28-05:00October 29th, 2018|Green Cleaning, Latest Articles, Leadership|

How to get rid of bad smells in the home

Professional cleaners remove the source of the foul odor. They don't just cover it up with perfumed air fresheners.

EPA encourages purchasing green certified products

One of the most effective ways to create a healthy school environment is to improve everyday maintenance to keep school facilities clean and running smoothly and safely.

By |2018-10-19T13:33:04-05:00September 26th, 2018|Green Cleaning|

New tool for tracking sustainability

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces the release of the SGP Impact Tracker, in collaboration with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC., now used by many facility managers as well as jansan manufacturers and distributors to enhance their sustainability efforts.

By |2018-09-20T17:39:19-05:00August 24th, 2018|Green Cleaning, School Cleaning|

Is your cleaning service really green?

In a new blog post on Castle Keepers House Cleaning, Janice Stewart asks the question, "What is green cleaning?" Her answer gives consumers insight into what it takes for a company to create an authentic green cleaning process. Stewart examines environmentally preferable products, third-party certifications, green equipment, and more.

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