Housing 21 Partners with BioHygiene
Manufactured in the UK, BioHygiene’s naturally-derived cleaning range would help Housing 21 reduce transport by up to 65%, carbon emissions by up to 89% and single-use plastic by up to 69%. The low hazardous range would also contribute to the health and safety of Housing 21 employees, residents and visitors.
Housing 21 chose four courts to complete a two week trial; Priory Court, Saxon Court, Falkland Court and Merlin Court. A member of the BioHygiene team spent time at each site understanding their current cleaning practices, cleaning needs, and daily challenges. From this, BioHygiene presented a core product range that would take the courts away from traditional chemicals and achieve their sustainability goals.
- All Surfaces and Floor Cleaner
- Complete Washroom Cleaner
- All-purpose Sanitiser
- Urinal and Toilet Cleaner
The introduction of this core range would support Housing 21 with the following benefits:
products with sustainable, naturally-derived ingredients that are highly effective against bacteria whilst maintaining a favourable environmental profile.
Microbes, free enzymes and plant extracts get deep into surfaces to quickly clean, disinfect, descale and deodorise areas. The multi-purpose biotechnology provides long-lasting cleaning action, reducing the amount of product needed for each clean. Less product means fewer deliveries, leading to a decrease in CO2 emissions plus less plastic waste. PCR packaging and FSC cardboard come as standard, further reducing environmental pollution and helping Housing 21 minimise its impact on the planet.
Microbes can multiply and spread across surfaces rapidly, creating what’s known as a biofilm. This enables them to get deep into porous surfaces, such as carpets, and remove odours from areas where traditional cleaning products can’t reach. By removing the odour directly at the source, BioHygiene products can provide long-lasting odour control and better cleaning action.
Trialling the Products
After the two week trial, a member of the BioHygiene team returned to the courts to gather feedback. The feedback was tremendous across all sites:
“The products smell really nice and give a really good clean throughout.”
“We were sceptical about using cold water, but the results speak for themselves.”
“The windows and glass have come up really well, I have used a lot of chemicals in my time, but this really works.”
“Residents and carers have noticed the change and have made comments on the nice smell.”
All Housing 21 courts will receive a starter pack with the core product range in March 2022, along with access to bespoke video training. The training will make sure all Housing 21 employees are confident in the safe use and handling of products, as well as update them on the story of the growing partnership. All members will also receive access to the BioHygiene training platform for relevant tools and resources.