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Starting Your Green Cleaning Program Ensure Proper Vacuuming Use CRI ( Carpet and Rug Institute) Green Label Vacuums. Soil Removal - the vacuum must re­move a set quantity of soil from car­pet in four passes. Filtration & Dust Containment - must not release more than 100 micro­grams of dust particles per cubic me­ter of air. Carpet Appearance Retention Vacuum Filter Bag Program/ Schedule Check filter bag before each use; keep a log of filter changes Don't wait until filter bags are full. Ergonomic - your equipment should protect the user's health, reduce fatigue and injuries. . . . . . . . . Green Cleaning represents a better way to keep your facility safer and healthy for our employees and patrons. Step Program 80% of dirt comes from the outside Mats at all entrances - inside and out Use high quality mats - longer life 10- 12 feet in length or longer Preferably rubber backed Direct traffic onto the mats - use barriers . . . . . . Stop Dirt at the Door Follow Our Consider writing a mission statement - i. e. To provide a cleaner, safer, healthy environment for all of the staff, students, patrons of XYZ Company [ School System]. Be sure to get feedback from the key leaders in your organization - teachers, students, parents, and custodial staff. Your plan should consider the peo­ple who are involved, the products required and the procedures to use them. . . Create a Plan Inventory existing cleaners and replace with Green Seal, Designed For the Environment, or EcoLogo approved Cleaners. Consider a closed dilution control system. Focus on touch points to reduce cross- contamination - doorknobs, etc. Apply disinfectants properly - use proper dwell time to use minimal amount of product. Carpet extracting - use air blowers to reduce the chance for mold growth. Spills - quick clean- up will require milder and fewer chemicals. . . . . . . Use EarthCare Cleaners T 2

Starting Your Green Cleaning Program Changing Cleaning Tools Microfiber Cleaning Cloths Ensure proper techniques - dust from top to bottom; always fold/ refold the cloth Microfiber Mops Lightweight Less chemicals Merlin Eraser Sponge . . . . . . Quieter . Holds dust . Constructed of unique mate­rial, just add water; requires no chemicals . Use Green Paper Products At a minimum, follow EPA Comprehensive Procure­ment Guidelines for Sanitary Paper/ Tissue Roll towel and tissue reduce waste and refuse . . Use Green Can Liners Follow EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Can Liners - 10 - 100 % post consumer content . Recycling Program Implement an effective recycling program - paper, cans, bottles, plastics, cardboard . Rinse food containers and soda cans to not attract pests . Train occupants so they understand how to properly dispose of refuse . Make occupants responsible for separating different types of refuse . . Consider other steps to " green" your facility: OmniAir Odor Management Systems Low VOC's No propellants Components recyclable No batteries TouchFree Devices - reduce cross- contamination AutoFlush for toilets and urinals AutoSoap Dispensers Auto Towel Dispensers Water Saving Devices AutoFaucet Infrared & Surround Sensor ZeroFlush Waterless Urinals Other Options . . . . . . . . . . . . Paper Items Bathroom Tissue Paper Towels Facial Tissue Paper Napkins 20 - 60 % Post Consumer Fiber 40 - 60 % 30 - 60 % 10 - 15 % Total Recovered Fiber 20 - 100 % 40 - 100 % 30 - 100 % 10 - 100 % Use this guide as a tool to get your Green Program started! Visit www. triple- s. com for the most up to date information on green cleaning innovations. 3