Gone are the days when sustainability was a mere buzzword, generating an infectious hype among industries. Since 2019, when the UK Government announced their commitment to decarbonising all sectors and reaching net zero by 2050, it has become a primary focal point for businesses across the country.
The hygiene sector is no exception to this, with a number of environmentally friendly wiping innovations and manufacturing processes being developed over the past few years. And businesses that choose to use sustainable wipes are seeing some profound benefits beyond effective sanitisation.
If your company isn’t already embracing sustainability in its cleaning practices, here are five irresistible benefits that will motivate you to start today.
- Reduce your environmental impact
You can minimise your business’ carbon footprint and contribute to overall environmental conservation efforts by opting for sustainable wiping solutions. This is because, unlike conventional wipes — which often contain non-biodegradable materials, leading to increased waste and damage to ecosystems — sustainable wipes are typically made from biodegradable or compostable fibres, significantly reducing their impact on the environment.
- Optimise business costs
While the upfront cost of sustainable wipes may be slightly higher than conventional options, they often prove to be more cost-effective in the long run. Many of these eco-friendly wiping solutions are reusable, meaning you can get much more use out of them and, thus, reduce overall costs.
What’s more, biodegradable and compostable wipes can significantly reduce waste disposal costs; by replacing traditional textile rags with a non-woven cloth, you can reduce the amount that would typically be incinerated or put into landfill by up to 80%. That’s not to say that they are more delicate and, as such, ineffective. Quite the contrary, sustainable wipes are engineered to provide durability and versatility in any application.
- Manage your sustainability KPIs
Using wipes is inevitable for almost any business but the way you handle the waste removal process and the choices you make when deciding on a wiping solution can make a significant impact on your company’s KPIs and sustainability projects. Whether it’s choosing biodegradable and compostable wipes or finding a robust solution that can be reused time and time again, it can all help support you in your journey towards sustainability.
- Bolster your brand image
By prioritising sustainability, you can demonstrate your company’s commitment to responsible practices, which works to enhance brand image and reputation — both powerful currencies in the world of business. Consumers, investors, and stakeholders alike increasingly value environmentally responsible actions, and using sustainable wipes is one way to showcase your commitment to protecting the planet.
- Ensure regulatory compliance
With the pressure to meet sustainability quotas ever increasing, adopting environmentally-friendly cleaning practices and the use of sustainable wipes is a great way to ensure regulatory compliance and safeguard your business operations against potential fines or penalties related to environmental non-compliance.
The use of conventional wipes can sometimes lead to regulatory challenges due to environmental concerns. In contrast, sustainable wipes are designed to meet eco-friendly guidelines and regulations,
Building a greener future with Harrisons
Though our business is founded on family and tradition, we strive for innovation in our service offering and this enables us to develop, grow and improve our sustainability strategy. From product development to investing in new machinery, we are committed to providing our clients with cleaning solutions that not only ensure effective sanitisation but also help them build a greener, more sustainable future for their business.
Ready to make sustainability a priority?
From bolstering environmental stewardship to fortifying your brand’s reputation, the merits of adopting sustainable wipes are undeniable. This simple yet transformative switch can unlock a number of benefits for your business — captivating eco-conscious consumers, elevating operational efficiency and contributing to a cleaner, safer future.
If you’d like to learn more about our range of wipes and how we can help support your sustainability goals, contact our friendly team today.