Why sustainable cleaning products are great for your staff and your budget!

There is a growing trend towards using sustainable cleaning products that are eco-friendly and non-toxic, but what are the benefits of using what are often more expensive products?

This blog post will explore why sustainable cleaning products are great for your team and your budget and how they can contribute to a healthier work and social environment.

Let’s break our conversation down into three areas; your staff, budget and environmental benefits. This will help you make sense of things when switching.

3 Benefits of sustainable cleaning products for your staff

Using sustainable cleaning products can have several benefits for the health and well-being of your team.

1. Improved indoor air quality

Sustainable cleaning products are typically made from natural and non-toxic ingredients, emitting fewer harmful chemicals and pollutants into the air. This can lead to improved indoor air quality, which can help reduce respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues.

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2. Reduced risk of health problems

Conventional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems, and other health issues. By switching to sustainable cleaning products, you can reduce the risk of these health problems for your staff.

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3. Healthier work environment

By using sustainable cleaning products, you can promote a healthier work environment. When staff members are healthier, they are less likely to take sick days or miss work due to health issues. This can lead to increased productivity and lower healthcare costs for the organisation.

3 Benefits of sustainable cleaning products when it comes to your budget

Using sustainable cleaning products can also benefit a business's budget.

1. Long-term cost-effectiveness

While sustainable cleaning products may have a slightly higher upfront cost than conventional ones, they are typically more cost-effective in the long run. This is because they are more concentrated, meaning they last longer and require less frequent reordering. 

Additionally, sustainable cleaning products can help prevent surface damage, reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements.

2. Savings on water and energy usage

Many sustainable cleaning products are designed for minimal water and energy usage. For example, microfiber cloths and mops require less water than traditional mops and can be washed and reused, reducing water usage and waste.

Additionally, sustainable cleaning equipment like the latest generation of scrubber dryers,  and ultrasonic toilet cleaners requires almost no cleaning products and less energy than conventional cleaning methods, reducing energy costs.

3. Reduced absenteeism, presenteeism and increased productivity

As mentioned, sustainable cleaning products can promote a healthier work environment for staff, reducing absenteeism, presenteeism (the highest cost to productivity) and increasing productivity. This can positively impact the business's bottom line, as fewer sick days mean fewer expenses for covering staff members' work and potential loss of productivity.

3 Benefits of sustainable cleaning products for the environment

Using sustainable cleaning products can also have several environmental benefits.

1. Better for the environment

Sustainable cleaning products are often made from natural and biodegradable ingredients that are better for the environment. They do not contain harmful chemicals that can pollute the air and water or harm wildlife, and they also have a lower carbon footprint to produce and use.

2. Reduce waste and pollution

Many sustainable cleaning products come in reusable or recyclable packaging, reducing waste and pollution. The same applies if your commercial cleaning company uses sustainable equipment and methods.

It is also true that other forms of pollution are an issue with non-environmental products. Recent research has shown that polluted groundwater contaminates our drinking water. Packaging and plastics are a huge problem, not just for landfill, it seems!

Then there are the chemical residues from using harsh chemicals. Traditional products leave detergent residues that do not fully break down during the water treatment process. These are then released directly into the environment. This can result in the death of important bacteria and organisms. It can also end up back in our drinking water.

Sustainable cleaning products don’t give you this problem - unless you are not recycling the packaging (which we highly recommend).

3. Contribute to your overall sustainability goals

By reducing waste and pollution and promoting environmentally friendly practices, you can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Make the switch to sustainable cleaning products today!

The benefits of using sustainable cleaning products far outweigh the old alternatives. They are the healthy choice, the less expensive choice, and the best way to work with the planet for our future generations.

We need to make sure that when we make this life-changing switch, we do it with a holistic approach, selecting equipment and service providers who can take the extra steps in sustainability. This is where “sustainability” can be truly successful.

If you are a Facilities Manager in the Reading and Hampshire areas, please contact Eco Drift today and let us show you how we can help make your commercial cleaning eco-switch more considered.