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Hotel group adopts natural cleaning solutions

Published 18th October, 2022 by Neil Nixon

Hotel group adopts natural cleaning solutions

Following the partnership earlier this month between GreenTeck Global and Alliance Scotland, Crieff Hydro family of hotels has become Alliance’s first Scottish client to adopt GreenTeck Global’s natural cleaning solutions. The group has committed to roll out the chemical-free AquaTeck SC100 cleaning system - a 100% natural, multipurpose sanitiser and cost-effective cleaner produced on tap - across its eight-hotel Scottish portfolio.

The hotel group’s decision to replace all its general front-of house cleaning products for GreenTeck Global’s COSHH-free alternative follows a successful four-month trial at Crieff Hydro Hotel. Between February and June this year, the on-site AquaTeck SC100 production system helped the hotel save the equivalent of 2430 single-use plastic bottles, while reducing its spend on chemical cleaning products by around £450 per month.

The AquaTeck SC100 system uses ordinary tap water, fed through a standard water softener and food-grade salt, to produce up to two litres of non-toxic solution every minute. This allows companies to refill their cleaning bottles on-site with a chemical-free all-purpose sanitising solution that can be applied directly to surfaces, mops, buckets, and even industrial-floor cleaners. Once finished, the solution can be safely tipped away - a process which has the added benefits of helping keep drains clean.

Stephen Leckie, chairman and CEO of Crieff Hydro family of hotels, said: “As consumers as well as operators, we’re all increasingly mindful of the need to adopt more energy-conscious and environmentally-friendly habits into our everyday lives. We continuously review our suppliers and processes in order to make changes where we can. We’ve been looking at lots of aspects of the business, even switching to eco-friendly bedding. The switch to the AquaTeck SC100 has been a simple yet hugely effective way for us to cut costs and improve our carbon footprint while maintaining hygiene levels.”

David Thurston, founder and CEO of GreenTeck Global, said: “We recognise that hotels have a strong duty of care to employees as well as guests, and the pandemic highlighted the vital role that a property’s health and safety measures play in delivering peace of mind for all visitors. We’re therefore delighted that Crieff Hydro family of hotels has already seen first-hand the benefits our chemical-free systems offer. And we hope these early adopters of greener cleaning solutions will inspire more hospitality organisations within Alliance’s network to embrace more sustainable working practices.”

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