Canada’s cannabis industry is estimated to be worth $5 billion by 2021, according to a report by Brightfield Group. For producers, it’s important to keep their facilities healthy and safe – minimizing risk by protecting their teams and helping to increase yield. .

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

An effective cleaning protocol requires cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting to eliminate harmful bacteria. While these terms are often used interchangeably, in the cleaning and hygiene industry, they actually refer to very different processes.

Cleaning refers to the mechanical action involved in removing dirt, soil and other organic matter from a surface. This should be the first step in sanitizing and disinfecting procedures because it involves eliminating visible dirt, which increases the effectiveness of sanitizers and disinfectants.

Sanitizing refers using a substance on a surface that reduces the number of bacteria to a safe level, but does not remove all bacteria.

Disinfecting refers to using a substance that removes all pathogenic microorganisms from a surface. It’s important to use disinfectants according to the manufacturer’s label, including allowing them to sit on the surface for the required dwell time, for them to work effectively.

Cannabis production facilities require specially engineered cleaners designed to cut through resin, oil and soils to keep them running smoothly. Check out Avmor’s specialty resin cleaners to learn more about what to look for when choosing a product that will work for your facility.

Going Green

Consider using products with green certifications to help reduce environmental impact. Products with green certifications have been rigorously tested to ensure they meet the required environmental standards. From production, to end of life management and lowered emissions, adding green products to cleaning protocols can go a long way in helping to reduce environmental impact.

Learn more about ECOLOGO and GREENGUARD GOLD certifications here.