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Cleaning industry releases sustainability report

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) released its 2013 Sustainability Report which shows overall decreases by member companies in four environmental metric data points: energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste generation. Data spanned all three reporting years (2009, 2010 and 2011). Overall, 2011 showed a reduction in the industry’s footprint for all four environmental metrics compared to 2009. During this period, energy use decreased 9%, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased 7%, water use decreased 5% and solid waste generation decreased 17%. There was a 12% decrease in GHG emissions from 2010 to 2011.

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


One Response to “Cleaning industry releases sustainability report”

  1. The sustainability report inspires us to reduce water wastage, solid waste removal. Great update!

    Posted by Best Toll Manufacturing Services in Brisbane | February 13, 2014, 1:38 am

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