Many companies are coming up with cleaning systems that use water only, claiming these to be sustainable since they remove the need for chemicals. But as water supplies dwindle, are such claims justified? Ann Laffeaty looks at arguments for and against water-based and chemical-based cleaning systems.
Products and systems were once considered to
All Stoko Refresh Green Line skin cleansers are certified with the European Ecolabel, the EU Flower. This logo appears on soaps, shampoos and hair conditioners that are greener than comparable products and create less packaging waste.
Evaluation for the certification takes into consideration the ingredients and fragrances, packaging requirements
Hygienteknik says its Activa Method Control computer-controlled mop impregnation system saves time, reduces costs and minimises the use of cleaning detergents.
It impregnates every mop with exactly the right amount of liquid required depending on the type of floor and how dirty it is. The spray nozzle inside the mop box moistens the mop with
Purell is one of Gojo's best known hand sanitisers and it will soon become the first third party certified sustainable hand sanitiser available to the European market - the company boasts.
The formula is currently certified by Ecologo, a North American environmental standard and certification mark. Ecologo is now evolving into UL (Underwriters
The new Mxr scrubber dryer from Fimap has been developed as part of the company's Sustainable Cleaning Project - water, detergent, energy and noise levels have all been reduced. In addition CO2 emissions due to logistics have been lowered, while the machine recyclable rate has been increased.
Despite all these measures, Fimap says the Mxr can
Mopping systems specialist Filmop is the first Italian manufacturer of cleaning products to achieve Plastic Second Life certification from the Institute for the Promotion of Recycled Plastics (IPPR).
Plastic Second Life is a European trademark specific to recycled plastic - ie, a system of environmental product certification created to guarantee,