The Coronavirus – Health & Business

The Coronavirus is affecting more than just our personal health. Our economic health is at stake as well. Business’ all around the world are being tested. Some struggle with keeping the doors open while others struggle with keeping up with the demand. Restaurants, hotels and bars are on one end of the spectrum while manufacturers of masks, ventilators and disinfectants are on the other.

For those manufacturers that are seeing gains during this difficult time, many are challenged with getting the raw materials they need. A certain plastic for the ventilators or a particular type of elastic for the masks. Of course everyone involved in the supply chain wants to conduct business…move their raw material to the manufacturer, the manufacturer wants to ship the product to the distributor and the distributor wants to get that product to the customer.

As a distributor of green cleaning products and more importantly a distributor of an EPA registered disinfectant, we are swamped with orders. A building superintendent is calling to order disinfectant after receiving a call from his regional superintendent who just received a call from the facilities VP who just left a meeting with the owners.

Both the suppliers and the buyers are working from the top down or from the bottom up. From raw materials to the end user and from the owners of the company to the cleaning people. Suppliers are asking themselves “How much can we manufacture and how quickly?” Buyers are asking themselves, “How much can we buy and how quickly can we get it?

Here’s a suggestion to buyers…buy it when you can get it and get on a back order list for more. This pandemic will start to wind down and eventually we will start to feel safe again, but…our way of life may be changed forever. People will disinfect more than ever. Some people will continue to wear masks and some may continue to social distance but for now and following, be nice to your suppliers and if you have it and your neighbor doesn’t, share it. Karma will reward you for it

New Product – Hand Sanatizer

Clean Green Solutions has a new product (with a cool story)… Hand Sanitizer!

Clean Green Solutions has distributed Rochester Midland Corporation (RMC) green cleaning products since our inception in 2008. Rochester Midland pioneered green cleaning products back in 1986 through innovation and being ahead of their time.

Recently, RMC headquartered in Rochester, NY let their innovation juices flow by partnering with a local whiskey maker, Iron Smoke Distillery to manufacture alcohol based hand sanitizer. Read about the partnership here.

Clean Green Solutions is expecting several pallets of RMC Enviro Care Hand Sanitizer late next week.

This advanced hand sanitizer is an alcohol-based liquid spray hand antiseptic sanitizer handrub that moisturizes while killing germs. A case contains a dozen 32 oz. bottles. Email us for info and pricing.


FAQ: How long does a disinfectant need to stay on surface to kill Coronavirus? 

The EPA states that for an EPA registered disinfectant to kill 100% of the germs and bacteria on a hard surface, the disinfectant must be on the surface “wet” for at least 10 minutes. To spray and immediately wipe a disinfectant from a hard surface is called sanitizing. Sanitizing kills 99.9% of the germs and bacteria on the surface.

EPA registered disinfectants all have a “efficacy” or “kill” claim. This is a list of the bacteria and virus’ that the disinfectant will kill. Many will and can be killed within the spray and immediately wipe process but…in the germ world the .01% that is not killed by sanitizing can be astronomical. In general terms, germs double every 7 minutes, so by the end of the day there is a lot happening on that surface.

It’s important to clean the surface prior to disinfecting. Be sure to remove soils from thesurface before spraying on the disinfectant. Think about it…spraying the disinfectant on top of dirt will not get to the germs on the surface. Please find a link to proper disinfecting here.

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