Local News: Cleaning
Below are sustainability-related news items throughout the Western Washington University and Bellingham-area. These items correspond to Cleaning.
Chemical-free For A Change
WWU custodians to begin cleaning with ionized tap water
"Using ionized plain water with no chemical additives or cleaning products significantly reduces chemical or cleaning product residues, related odors, reduces costs, and further aligns ACS and Western as leaders in sustainability," said Bill Managan, assistant director of Operations, Facilities Management. He noted that extensive in-house testing verified this cleaning approach, which sanitizes comparably to the green certified chemicals currently in use.
Custodians introduce energy-saving technology: Janitorial services move toward sustainable cleaning techniques
WWU Wins National Award for Green Cleaning
"We're honored to receive this prestigious award and to be recognized as the national leader in green cleaning. We work hard every year to make our cleaning practices more sustainable and environmentally friendly, and are always seeking ways to improve – and I think that shows in awards such as these," said Tim Wynn, WWU's director of Facilities Management. "The hard work of our cleaning staff has really paid off."
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