A drive towards reliability and efficiency
The lowest purchase price is often synonymous with a higher cost in use and at the same time with a higher environmental impact, for this reason the Ministry of the Environment has promulgated the CAM (Minimum Environmental Criteria) guidelines.
The lowest purchase price is often synonymous with a higher cost in use and at the same time with a higher environmental impact, for this reason the Ministry of the Environment has promulgated the CAM (Minimum Environmental Criteria) guidelines, directing in recent years the purchases of public authorities towards the product with the lowest environmental impact.
The Minimum Environmental Criteria are now being revised to give further impetus to the path taken. The aim is to introduce broad concepts of sustainability of supply, talking about the impact of the entire product life cycle (LCA), encouraging reusable and repairable products that reduce waste production and giving space to efficient and more ergonomic systems that avoid waste and minimize the impact of operations.
In order to tackle the climate change we are witnessing, it is necessary to encourage the adoption of good practices that reduce environmental impact, while establishing monitoring systems that ensure the effective implementation of sustainable practices.
In professional cleaning, making conscious choices can achieve great results in reducing the impact of cleaning operations on the ecosystem.
The first suggestion is to prefer products with a long life cycle rather than less durable ones, but the choice is not always as simple as it seems. The best known example are the microfibre flat mops compared to cotton ones for surface washing, but the same choice overturns if we consider dry dusting operations. In this case, the fibres are not exposed to water and are therefore less subject to deterioration; moreover, the choice of natural fibres reduces the impact compared to synthetic fibres such as acrylic and microfibre.
To extend the life cycle of the products and thus avoid a considerable amount of waste at the end of service, it is preferable to choose modular and easily repairable equipment. For this reason it is essential to have a partnership with reliable and professional manufacturers who guarantee spare parts and keep the equipment up to date.
Another suggestion that allows a huge reduction of impacts is to analyse the waste of resources that in cleaning operations correspond to water, chemicals and energy.
Efficiency and sustainability are two sides of the same coin: efficient products reduce the use of resources resulting in significant savings over time that fully repay the initial investment. For example, the costs and resources used in floor washing operations can be reduced by up to 70% by moving from wringer cleaning to on-demand soaking.
Efficient products often also lead to great improvements in terms of ergonomics, e.g. flat washing systems are significantly more effective in cleaning than 400 g mops and reduce by half the weight the operator has to carry.
TTS has always been committed to developing effective, efficient and ergonomic solutions able to eliminate water, chemical and energy waste, reducing not only the environmental impact but also the management costs. The range of green products and systems offered includes cleaning solution dosing control systems, a wide range of microfibre mops produced in Italy with selected fibres of the highest quality and in general professional equipment designed to last.