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Why should you choose eco friendly office cleaning?

July 29, 2019

Choosing eco friendly cleaning for your office

From David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II to heart-breaking photos of marine animals choked or strangled by plastic and the uncompromising messages of Greta Thunberg and schoolchildren striking to protest the lack of action climate change, it’s no longer possible to ignore the damage we are doing to our planet. Thankfully, there are many ways we can reduce our environmental impact – in our own lives and in our workplaces.

What is eco friendly office cleaning?

From the products to use, to your purchasing policies and the way you manage your waste, there are many ways to green your office – and we are here to help. Choosing a more eco friendly office cleaning service has multiple benefits – from happy customers and staff to a healthier indoor environment and lower costs.

Benefits of eco friendly office cleaning

1.   Customers demand it

Many companies are looking to run their business in the most sustainable and ethical way possible. By choosing a green cleaning partner, you can ensure that your green principles are not just skin deep – and send a clear message that your commitment to doing the right thing goes to the heart of your business.

2.   Attract – and keep – good people

Ambitious young people want to work for a company whose values match their own. Workplace initiatives like Plastic Free July are hugely popular.

By specifying green cleaning services and taking steps to reduce single-use plastics throughout the office, you can attract talent to your business, and improve staff retention. We can help!

3.   Improve the office environment

Many cleaning products contain chemicals that can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems, including cancer. Research published last year in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that regular use of cleaning sprays has an impact on lung health comparable with smoking a pack of cigarettes every day.

We offer an environmentally friendly alternative, using products which carry a WEIR Green Tick for their environmental impact rating wherever possible. These give excellent cleaning results while minimising their impact on the environment.

4.   Save money

Going green doesn’t just feel good – it can save you money too.

Help with carrying out a waste audit will help in adjusting your purchasing policy, so you produce less waste in the first place and recycle more of it. While most offices now recycle paper and glass, many other materials can be recycled too, including food waste, pens, plastic containers and much more.

Recycling helps to conserve raw materials and energy – for every bin of waste generated, 70 bins were generated in making it. And if you reduce the amount you throw away, you may be able to reduce the capacity or frequency of your refuse collection service. We can help you rethink your waste and recycle as much as possible. 

Learn more about our green cleaning services at Swift

At Swift Office Cleaning Services, we understand that businesses are seeking to minimise their impact on the environment – because we are too.

As well as offering eco friendly cleaning services, we aim to reduce our own carbon footprint as far as possible. Each customer has a dedicated Account Manager based in your area, to reduce travel times. We also try to ensure that our cleaners live close to their cleaning contracts so that they can walk, cycle or use public transport instead of driving to work. 

We offer our clients a flexible and affordable tailor-made green cleaning solution, while following rigorous environmental standards.

Speak to us about how we help your business with our green and eco friendly cleaning services – call us on 0203 405 8442 in London, or 01279 413 641 in Essex