CHEMICALS & POLLUTION REDUCTION
KEY FACTS & TERMS
Of the cleaning chemicals used today, 1/3rd contain harmful ingredients.
Indoor air can be two to five more times more polluted than outdoor air.
Green cleaning chemicals are certified by a third-party that uses rigorous testing to ensure the chemicals are more environmentally sustainable and healthier for human use. The GRA recognizes:
TIPS TO REDUCE POLLUTION IN YOUR RESTAURANT
Use chafing fuels that do not contain methanol. You can find many options here.
Use paints that are Low VOC or No VOC. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, which can have adverse health effects. VOCs can be found in carpets, the air, aerosol sprays, and much more.
Use a green certified pest company. These companies use other methods before resorting to pesticide use.
Encourage your favorite restaurant to become a Certified Green Restaurant®
Bike, walk, carpool, or use public transportation when you go to your favorite restaurant