As winter slowly comes to an end and the weather gets warmer, it is the perfect time to consider how you are going to tackle spring cleaning in your office this year. While making plans, don’t forget that the simple choices you make can impact the environment!

There are many ways to ensure that office cleaning is environmentally friendly, whether it is the products used, the actions taken, or even the preventative measures put in place; small changes can produce a big impact. 

Consider Natural Cleaning Products

One of the best things you can do to ensure that your business is doing its part to protect the environment is to look for cleaning products that contain only natural ingredients. Many of the harsh chemicals that appear in other cleaning products will eventually end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans – harming our health and future. A simple switch to eco-friendly office cleaners helps protect us all. 

Stop Using Paper Towels

Did you know that one of the most common culprits for adding to cleaning waste is the excess use of paper towels? You may think that using paper towels to clean your commercial space is an eco-friendly option since they are biodegradable and can be tossed in your organic bin, but have you considered the environmental impact of mass-producing these items? How many trees are cut down each year to help create your paper towels? Consider instead switching to reusable microfibre cloths or rags. The forests will thank you! 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

If you don’t already separate your recyclables and organics from your everyday trash, now is the perfect time to start! Encourage your employees and visitors to help in your eco-friendly efforts by having easily accessible and marked recycle bins available throughout your commercial space. Eliminate excess waste by repurposing old items and avoid purchasing supplies that come in plastic or other wasteful packaging. You should also consider repurposing jars and bottles for other purposes after their initial function has concluded – including housing your cleaning products!

Add Some Plants 

Plants don’t just improve the appearance of your commercial space, they also help keep it clean! Plants are great natural cleaners; they work to purify the air around you by removing toxins and carbon dioxide, emitting fresh oxygen in the process. Consider adding locally-grown plants, which have a smaller carbon footprint, to your office space this spring.

Worried that you aren’t doing your part to ensure your cleaning practices are eco-friendly? Put your mind at ease by hiring a commercial office cleaning company who specializes green cleaning practices! Clean Green Solutions is environmentally responsible.  They use green cleaning products and methods to ensure cleanliness, health, and safety. Contact their team at 604-644-8540 for a free in-person quote for your office or office this spring!