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Experts agree that frequent handwashing is one of the first lines of defense against many illnesses. But no matter how many times you wash your hands, there are always some sneaky little germs lurking around to hitch a ride on your skin. They loiter on shopping cart handles, linger on light switches, lurk about the phone and even hang around on the remote controls. That's why disinfectants and disinfecting cleaners can be a helpful option…
December 5, 2018
What is Coronavirus According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which already circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. COVID-19 has symptoms associated with respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. It spreads like other respiratory illnesses as well, primarily through person-to-person contact. Cleaning for Coronavirus Handwashing: Proper…
February 28, 2020
This year, we launched our first-ever mobile app! Attendees were able to have Convention details such as the agenda, attendees list, messaging, etc. right at their fingertips! More than 1,000 business leaders came to the American Cleaning Institute’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, representing 176 companies and 27 countries, to network, participate in business-to-business meetings, committee meetings, receptions, charity events as well as strategic motivational speaker sessions.…
February 4, 2019
2019 ACI National Cleaning Survey Topline Results: 77% of Households Spring Clean Every Year On Average, Spring Cleaning Takes Six Days to Finish 33% Do Not Believe They Clean Everything in their Home Often Enough 41% Can’t Remember the Last Time They Cleaned the Fridge Summary of Key Stats Available Here Washington, D.C. – March 20, 2019 – Seventy-seven percent of households will spring clean this year, more than ever recorded by the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) National Cleaning…
March 20, 2019
How Does Cleaning Affect Your Health?  Personal hygiene and regular housecleaning are essential to good health and cleaning products can help. Frequent handwashing is key to preventing the spread of microorganisms (also known as microbes or germs) that cause many common illnesses. And regular cleaning of surfaces in the home removes dirt and food particles on which germs can grow. In addition, cleaning and disinfecting products that contain an active antibacterial or antimicrobial ingredient…
December 5, 2018
ACI's 2019 Sustainability Report details a new strategy calling on the cleaning products industry to take bolder, collective action to achieve a cleaner world.
September 8, 2019
The 2015 Convention was our largest attended Annual Convention in over 13 years! More than 930 business leaders from 180 different companies and from 24 different countries attended industry’s most effective and efficient forum for networking and business-to-business meetings! The forum connected industry leaders and business leaders from all across the world at special speaker sessions, charity events to benefit Cleaning for a Reason and Clean the World, and international networking at various…
February 4, 2019
People don't typically dispose of cleaning products - they use them up. Empty packages can then be recycled or discarded with other household waste. Unused amounts of cleaning products can generally be safely disposed of down the drain or in the trash. That's not the case with all products found around the home. For those products that do require special handling, such as solvent-based paints, used motor oil and certain pesticides, household hazardous waste collection programs are an…
July 11, 2019
Here at ACI, we have challenged our members to align their corporate climate strategy and targets with the 1.5°C ambition, which strives to reach net-zero global emissions by 2050. Across the cleaning products industry, companies are taking bold action to limit the global average temperature rise to less than 1.5°C. IFF is taking on climate change with a multi-pronged strategy to minimize its carbon footprint and with the ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Simultaneously,…
September 19, 2023
Brought to you in partnership with:  Experts agree that frequent hand washing is one of the first lines of defense against illness. Along with hand washing, ensuring surfaces that you come into contact are free of germs is another important line of defense against the spread of germs or pathogens (disease causing bacteria, viruses or fungi). High touch surfaces such as door knobs, switches, and shopping cart handles are some places where cleaning may not be enough to ensure that pathogens are…
February 16, 2021