In our last article we highlighted the fact that 1 in 3 employees are urging their employers to declare a climate emergency. At the end of the article we promised we’d reveal some of the ways in which we at NuServe are addressing the pressing problem of climate change and other environmental issues.
First up, we want to tell you why we use chemical free cleaning products in the workplaces we service.
As an ISO 14001 certified company, our use of non-toxic cleaning products reduces the impact on the environment in some of the following ways:
Chemical free cleaning means reduced water pollution
Did you know that around 70% of industrial waste ends up in the water? That’s a huge problem. Especially when you consider that only around 2.5% of all of the water on the surface of planet Earth is actually fresh water.
But, because we always use chemical free cleaning products, we are minimising the impact that our office cleaning services have on water pollution.
We don’t want to be the ones sending harmful chemicals out into the waterways of the UK and beyond.
Chemical free cleaning means reduced plastic waste
The amount of plastic waste ending up in the sea has been hot news for a while now, and for very good reasons.
More than 6 billion pounds of our rubbish ends up in the sea every year, and a lot of it is plastic waste. Indeed, some estimates suggest that up to 90 per cent of waste in the oceans is plastic.
Even now, with heightened awareness of the issue, still around 10 per cent of the plastic we use on an annual basis winds up in the sea.
And, because plastic is not biodegradable, that waste just keeps piling up. Plastic is forever!
By using concentrated cleaning solutions we reduce the amount of plastic we use as a business. Obviously, the more cleaning power we can squeeze out of one plastic container, the more we can reduce our plastic waste footprint.
Chemical free cleaning means improved air quality
The air quality in indoor spaces can be up to five times more polluted than the air quality outside our offices and homes, even in cities such as London.
And one massive contributor to air pollution is chemicals and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). That’s why you see all of those warnings on the labels of lots of cleaning products telling you not to breathe in the fumes from the bottle.
Our chemical-free cleaning products at NuServe are VOC free, meaning they contain no harmful volatile organic compounds.
And, as if helping the environment wasn’t enough, by using our pioneering bio-enzymatic cleaning agents we are also being kinder to allergy and asthma sufferers. Yet another win-win for NuServe!
No VOC, means better air quality for staff, better air quality for office visitors AND is better for the environment.