Why UV disinfection is the no.1 most eco-friendly cleaning alternative

Earth Day is here and what better way to commemorate Earth day than to take the time to see what we can do for the planet?

As we know, climate change is one of the largest social movements of this decade and everyone is trying their best to see what changes they can make in their lives to help the planet. As we come out of Covid-19, businesses have been drastically increasing their cleaning activities, in terms of volume, cost and labour hours; this worldwide increase will prove to have a detrimental effect on the environment. Therefore looking for sustainable ways to keep spaces clean is imperative as a higher standard of hygiene is now required for every premises.

UV-C light is a wavelength of Ultraviolet light that is proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses by damaging the DNA/RNA of the cell, therefore killing the cells (including Covid-19). Being used to sterilise medical equipment, treat wastewater and disinfect drinking water, UV-C light is a proven method of disinfection that is often overlooked.

UV-C disinfection produces no waste and does not come with the dangerous chemicals that traditional cleaning products have. Chemical cleaners like bleach travel through waste treatment systems however chemicals like ammonia, nitrogen and phosphorous sometimes are not efficiently filtered by these systems, therefore contaminating the plants and wildlife that rely upon this water for survival. The US Environmental Protection Agency categorises ammonia, nitrogen, phosphorus and other chemicals as ‘volatile organic compounds’ that are powerful polluters present in cleaning products like floor cleaners, window/glass cleaners, dishwashers, detergent etc.

UV-C disinfecting products are many in number and variety and prove a convenient, efficient, and most importantly sustainable way to keep your premises clean.

If you are looking to invest in high quality UV-C products to start with, check out our website for our products that range from lamps, to air purifiers.

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“We advocate the immediate installation of the safe and proven UR UVC technology. Existing technology that could be implemented now and has appropriate regulation and guidance" - NHS, University of St. Andrews