Interclean Amsterdam 2020 will bring sustainability to the forefront of this year’s show, demonstrating how the Circular Economy will touch on every area of the professional cleaning and hygiene industry.
With less than 12 years to avert a climate catastrophe, providers in the professional cleaning and hygiene industry have a responsibility to build sustainability into everything they do. Every product, solution and system they develop needs work in a way that minimises the consumption of resources and generates a positive impact on our fragile planet.
That’s why Interclean Amsterdam 2020 is proud to make sustainability a central part of this year’s exhibition. It will show the industry how it can transition to cleaner, greener ways of operating, and explore how companies can make the Circular Economy work for them.
Vendors are looking forward to the chance to showcase the innovations they’ve made to create sustainable products. It’s all part of a huge shift taking place across the industry as companies realise they can no longer rely on a ‘business as usual’ approach to maintain a bright future for the world and everyone in it.
Ecolabelling set to become the difference
A key focus area within sustainability for Interclean Amsterdam 2020 will be ecolabelling. Many companies are rushing to promote products that can claim to be environmentally friendly. There’s a huge market developing for this type of solution, but businesses are still unsure of how to identify the options that’ll have the most impact.
Ecolabelling has emerged as an essential way for companies to differentiate between the products with the backing of industry experts and those that don’t. For vendors, ecolabelling will quickly become an almost mandatory route to market for professional cleaning and hygiene solutions – especially when it comes to the area of cleaning chemicals.
Overall, sustainability and the Circular Economy are areas that many businesses are still truly getting to grips with. That’s why Interclean Amsterdam 2020 will add clarity to the conversation with the appearance of its Zero Waste Dome at the exhibition. Boasting an exciting array of start-up companies and sustainability initiatives, it’ll demonstrate how exhibitors and visitors alike can take their place at the forefront of eco-friendly operations in the professional cleaning and hygiene industry.
Achieving the goal of sustainable development
Interclean Amsterdam’s sustainability activities will be built around the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which provides a shared blueprint for the future. The Agenda comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), six of which will form the key focus for Interclean.
These include Good Health & Wellbeing, Clean Water & Sanitation, Innovation & Infrastructure, Sustainable Communities, Consumption & Production, and Partnerships. Each of them will inform the various seminars, panels and workshops taking place at Interclean Amsterdam – with visitors able to fully explore the issues, from food waste to water scarcity.
“It’s wonderful to see sustainability become a part of everything we do at Interclean Amsterdam,” said Rob Den Hertog, Director of Professional Cleaning & Hygiene at Interclean Amsterdam. “Climate change is the greatest threat we face, and we all know that things have to change. We hope to make the difference by showing the industry how it can make those changes, demonstrating how businesses can thrive as part of the Circular Economy. As always at Interclean, innovation is the future.”
Interclean Amsterdam 2020 will take place from 12-15 May 2020 at RAI Amsterdam. Discover more about how the world’s most advanced cleaning show can help you.