6 Great Reasons to Switch to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies 

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Ash Bennett

The food service industry is seeing the effects of the green movement more than any other industry. People want to know that the food they eat doesn’t contain potentially toxic preservatives or fillers, that their coffee and tea is Fair Trade certified, and that they will have options that are soy, nut, dairy, and gluten free. Even if you don’t offer all these options, you can make one very simple switch that shows your commitment to your customers’ health:  Here are six reasons why switching to eco-friendly cleaning supplies is better for your customers, your environment, and your business.

They are Petrolatum-Free

The cleaning supplies that your cafe or restaurant currently uses are likely petrolatum-based. Petrolatum is a by-product of turning oil into petrol for your vehicles, and it is used to make everything from cleaning supplies to makeup to body care products. More consumers believe that petrolatum is not only bad for the environment, but it’s also bad for their own health. When you buy eco-friendly products, there won’t be any petrolatum-based residues left on your tables, counters, floors, or toilet seats.

They are Phosphate-Free

Phosphates are a somewhat controversial additive to cleaning supplies. Many people complain that the harsh chemical dries out or even burns their hands, and consumption of phosphates has been linked to health problems from high blood pressure to heart disease. Water that contains phosphates can destroy local fresh water supplies, which is why phosphate-free cleaners are becoming more popular, both with consumers and among businesses.

They are Biodegradable

Sustainability in Coffee ShopsNon-petrolatum, plant-based cleaners keep toxic chemicals out of your cafe, so your customers can feel safe eating off of your surfaces and even breathing your air. They are also biodegradable, which means that they can be easily and safely broken down by fungi and microorganisms in the earth. Biodegradable cleaners give you a simple way to help take care of our planet.

Re-Usables Reduce Waste and Cost Less

Eco-friendly cleaning supplies aren’t just about the cleaners inside the bottles. Instead of getting new bottles and new pumps every time you need more cleaning supplies, opt for reusable bottles and spray pumps, and buy concentrated cleaners that will last. Mops, rubber gloves, sponges, and stainless steel scourers can all be re-used as well.

You Can Let Your Customers Know You Care

When you switch to eco-friendly cleaning supplies, don’t keep it a secret. Tell your customers about it! You can let your social media followers know, post the news on your website, and even put up a sign or two in your cafe to let customers know they are in a chemical-free zone. If your switch to eco-friendly cleaning is part of a larger switch to environmental friendliness or healthier ingredients, you can even send out some press releases to local news outlets.

Buy Them Locally

Buying local is a big part of taking care of the environment. It reduces emissions associated with transport and keeps your money in your local economy. Why purchase your products from overseas when you can get them at comparable or even higher quality right here in Australia?

At Kent Paper & Packaging you can find eco-friendly supplies for all of your cleaning needs at a family-owned, Australia-based company. Reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and enjoy swift delivery when you work with Kent Paper.

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