Green cleaning is easier than you think. In fact, you probably have all the ingredients required to mix your own green cleaners in your house right now! Check out the table below to ensure you can get started. Lucky for you, all of these ingredients are fairly cheap so you can start making green cleaners in no time.
The FDA food code requires that restaurants sanitize any surfaces that come into contact with food. Although many green cleaners have sanitizing properties, the EPA and the FDA food code define "sanitization" of food-contact surfaces as a 99.999% reduction of disease-causing microorganisms within 30 seconds. Many "green cleaners" are lacking in the 99.999% department. But that doesn't mean that green cleaning is an impossible feat. Read on.
It seems everyone these days wants a little more green—and we’re not talking about money. In Restaurants & Institutions 2007 Tastes of America Study, about 45% of consumers surveyed said that it was very important that the restaurants they frequent use environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.
In the restaurant world, more waste means more operating costs, whether in the form of trash handling fees or uneaten and spoiled food. But with a recycling program, lowering these fees or saying goodbye to them altogether is a reality every restaurant can subscribe to—and the benefits don’t end there.
Going green isn’t just about swapping out those plastic bags for reusable ones or composting your banana peels instead of throwing them away. At the beginning of the green movement, a few people here and there concentrated on making small changes. Now, it’s grown into an enormous movement of groups and businesses doing everything they can to reduce their carbon footprint. Restaurants are among the many businesses making waves in the sustainability game.