Climate protection is a great challenge for the present time. Office cleaning offers numerous opportunities to be environmentally aware. Often this is neither associated with additional work nor with additional costs. That’s a good thing because, in the end, everyone benefits from sustainability in room maintenance.
How to clean in an environmentally conscious manner
Use the correct cleaning product
Make sure that the intended use and article match each other perfectly. This means: Don’t let your cleaning company wipe the desks with kitchen paper; there are significantly more efficient and resource-saving materials for this.
Use cleaning agents sparingly
Too much detergent is often used. But just because it smells strong and foams does not automatically increase the cleaning power. Pay attention to the recommendations of the manufacturer – often a few drops are enough for a whole bucket of water. The right dosage saves money and protects the wastewater.
Invest in high-quality fibers
Mechanical exposure can also help reduce chemical cleaners. The material of the wipe plays an important role here. Dirt can be removed simply by cleaning, sometimes no chemicals are needed. High-quality microfiber cloths can be washed at high temperatures and thus reused for a long time. Therefore, invest in it just like you invest in the best random orbital sander.
Buy larger containers
Larger containers for cleaning products are not only cheaper but also better for the environment because there is less packaging material.
Make it easy for cleanliness
There are many smart approaches to managing pollution or not letting it arise in the first place. How about, for example, an entrance system in the entrance area? Or devices that generate little dirt and clean themselves? A filing system for the desk increases order and helps keep things clean.
Don’t forget the air
The cleanliness of the air also has a great influence on well-being. Irritant vapors, a high level of fine dust pollution, and simple “bad smell office” – all of these can be avoided in an environmentally conscious manner.
Avoid and separate rubbish
Does this document really have to be printed out? Such simple questions help reduce waste in the office. Basic waste separation and the correct disposal of hazardous waste should be standard, just like in private households.