Influenced by the green movement, every day, Canadian businesses are being challenged by consumer pressure, internal initiatives, and external government regulations to go green. Businesses certainly have a role to play in taking action to limit waste and recycle. A study published last year shared how more than 75 percent of Canadian businesses have no green policy in place. Even if you’re a small business, here are some ways you can make a positive impact through minimal changes to your day to day operations.
Continual replacement of ink cartridges for home offices and small business or corporate environments is expensive and environmentally unsustainable. In the last decade, there’s been a lot of movement made on ways to improve the eco-friendliness of ink cartridges and printers.
Every day, thousands of toner cartridges are used up and discarded. In the past, that’s meant billions of cartridges sent to the landfill or having to replenish the ink in refillable cartridges, which is its own expense. Today’s printing industry is thankfully evolving to more efficient printers and recycling programs that are making the most from the waste output.
Being around urine might not seem like an obvious threat to one’s health but it has its consequences. Whether it’s human or animal urine, our healths can be easily affected. If you have pets, being around cat and/or dog urine is sort of part of the deal – we get that. Accidents happen. That said, if one leaves the urine to absorb into carpeting and to hang around, that presents a health risk. That’s because urine carries bacteria which can cause illness. If you’re wondering what the extent of the risk is regarding urine in carpets, here’s a quick rundown.
LEED certified cleaning programs dominate the Canadian corporate landscape but few fully understand what these programs are made from.
The LEED certified green building rating system was initiated by the Canada Green Building Council nearly two decades ago. Since then, more buildings have made the switch to eco-friendly and sustainable cleaning practices and development initiatives. The purpose of LEED systems are to reduce stresses on the environment surrounding us.
Commercial cleaning is a necessity for small businesses. Looking at businesses who have implemented daily commercial cleaning plans compared to those who don’t, you notice there’s a difference.
Cleaning is a tremendously satisfying thing to watch and it’s something that makes the world of difference to how professional a business looks. Cleaning can be enjoyable and cathartic but it does have an effect on our skin.
Commercial cleaning can use a lot of harsh products to get the job done. Repeated exposure to these can lead to a range of health problems, especially from cleaners using more toxic varieties. Browsing online, many DIY enthusiasts encourage use of natural products, including some that may be readily available from your kitchen pantry. Results have been mixed. Do they work – well, that’s what we’re here to find out.
Commercial spaces warrant a good thorough audit at the end of every season, ensuring it’s prepared for the next quarter.
Now that we’re in the heart of fall, we’re only a couple months away from winter. Notoriously one of the dirtiest seasons of the year, winter comes with sludge, wet snow, ice, salt, and all sorts of grime that customers and employees can bring into your space.
In the last decade, several companies have released robot vacuums for residential use. A lot of these robot vacuums have won five-star reviews, and hundreds of thousands have been purchased across Canada and the United States.
Robot vacuums have made cleaning the house so much easier and care-free. Could these same digital devices be applied in a commercial environment though – well, not so quick. We don’t think so. Here’s why.
Large venues have specific cleaning requirements to ensure they’re left looking their best. There exists several unique challenges to cleaning a large space like a sports arena or concert venue. For example, these venues have multiple sections to clean, sometimes divided up between athletics, hospitality, food service, and others. They also require a large cleaning staff, which comes with sub-challenges like employee turnover and additional training requirements. Thirdly, there’s also a much larger risk of spread of a public infection in a venue carrying thousands of people than in an office with only a couple hundred employees or less.
The printing industry has made huge strides in recent years towards recycling and improving the eco-friendliness of tis products. In the past few years, new types of printers and growth of recycling toner cartridges has created a lot of positive momentum.