The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

The Future of Cleaning


Cleaning technology has come a long way from the ancient Babylonian way of soap-making. Today’s cleaning products are the result of thoughtful design, experimentation, and safety testing. 

The machines we use to clean have also improved, becoming more sustainable and friendly for our environment. So far we have been able to make new cleaning products that allow us to wash in cold water (saving energy from water heating), wash with less water, and make packaging smaller (to save material and avoid shipping extra weight).

Ways to save energy washing

Future scientists will have a great opportunity to continue to create new cleaning design products that will continue to keep us healthy and do even more to help protect human health and the environment. Could that scientist be you? 

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