They are harmless for the environment, do not damage human health and remove almost twice the bacteria compared to a common detergent. Who are we talking about? Cleaning products guaranteed by ecological labels that, thanks to their chemical components, as well as being very effective, also have a low environmental impact.
According to research carried out by American University, ecological cleaners reduce up to 40% of bacteria present in the interior areas of a building and beyond! Their use favors the 61% of fungi decreasing as well as 53% of dust in the air and 49% of volatile organic compounds.
Currently – already widely commercially available – there are 73 different types of eco-labels* for cleaning products, reflecting the fact that their demand is constantly growing and each country has had to develop its business.
Having said that, anywhere your hotel is in the world, be aware that after today, you will have one more reason to promote eco-friendly cleaning product usage among housekeeping employees of your hotel: guest far from bacteria and dust, but also clean air lovers!
Obviously any decent green hotel, in addition to a careful product purchasing, in line with its environmental policy, will include a training programme for all cleaning staff.
The process of selecting the service provider is crucial, but no less importantly is the phase after the purchase of the product: its usage.
Use microfibre cloths, minimize the consumption of water and energy if not necessary, avoid the waste of detergents, resort to the use of dispensers to be filled daily avoiding the use of disposable products.
Staff training is essential to ensure that all employees comply with the procedures of your hotel policy. You going to pretend you don’t have one? Well, take pen and paper and start from here!