Is there any truth to the idea that "green" denotes environmental friendliness? Soap, sanitizers, multipurpose cleaning products, and more all have labels, and it's important to know what to look for on them.
- Bio-based: Bio-based goods, such those made from plant oil or enzymes, lessen our need for and impact on the environment, as well as our dependence on fossil fuels.
- Non-toxic: Try to find items that have been verified as sustainable or environmentally friendly by a third party, such as Green Seal.
- Phosphate-free: In order to safeguard the health of your workers and the water supply, you should use phosphate-free products in the workplace.
Don't trust items that claim to be "green," "eco-friendly," or "organic" yet don't provide any evidence to support their claims. Several businesses "greenwash" their wares by using unregulated phrases like "eco-friendly" and "natural" (marketing them to seem greener or more eco-friendly than they really are).
There are several Green Seal-certified cleaning solutions available, from hand soap to all-purpose cleaners, that might serve as a good starting point on the road to a more environmentally friendly cleaning routine in the workplace.