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Toucan Eco Delivers Sustainable Housekeeping for Cedar Court Hotels

Cedar Court is a group of four-star luxury hotels located in Yorkshire across Harrogate, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Bradford. The group has over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry delivering a warm Yorkshire welcome to guests and quality residences with individual personalities.

Cedar Court Hotels

At the beginning of the Covid pandemic the group’s managing director Wayne Topley was looking to find new solutions to protect customers and staff against the virus, as well as improve their cleaning regime, which encompasses over 500 bedrooms, all while reducing their environmental impact. Wayne approached Spectrum Cleaning Solutions to find out what could be done.

It was at this point that Spectrum’s managing director, Jo Thompson, introduced Cedar to the sustainable range of Toucan Eco products, which produce an effective disinfectant cleaner from tap water, normal salt and electrochemical activation.

Thompson explained: “Toucan Eco removes the need for the majority of your synthetical cleaning chemicals, along with all of the plastic bottle waste these solutions are supplied in, replacing them with a powerful but safe and non-toxic solution that’s certified to EN 14476 and EN 16777 for viruses and EN 1276 and EN 13697 for bacteria.”

“It’s been great to provide the cleaning teams at Cedar Court with such an effective solution as Toucan Eco,” continued Thompson. “During the early stages of the pandemic, when surface sanitisers were in short supply, Cedar Court’s investment really paid dividends, especially as they didn’t need to rely on a stretched supply chain – they could simple make their own disinfectant cleaner on site and on demand.”

The hotel group installed one of two models, Toucan Eco Active or Toucan Eco Active Plus, at each site depending on individual site requirements. Toucan Eco Active makes 10 litres, while Toucan Eco Active Plus makes 40 litres of solution, in less than 15 minutes. The Active Plus model also comes with added accessories of bottle and bucket dispensers.


Toucan Eco Active and Active Plus

The solution is now being used alongside the group’s usual cleaning products of blue roll, microfibre cloths, mops and fogging machines, in all areas including reception areas, catering, dining, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Topley explained the decision behind bringing the eco-friendly cleaning system on board across Cedar Court: “We chose Toucan Eco at the start of the pandemic, when we needed a new and improved cleaning system that was easy to use, accessible for our team members, and provided an enhanced cleaning result.”

“The teams enjoy using the multipurpose cleaner and it has supported us through many changing requirements over the last 18 months, but what I like about it the most is that it has so many applications and uses.”

“Now we’re using Toucan Eco, there’s been a clear reduction is our repeat chemical costs and plastic waste, as well as a saving of time. Check out any of the team’s housekeeping trolleys and you now see one bottle for a range of uses, but also an easy refilling process and reduction in stock holding.”

“I truly believe Toucan Eco is the future of eco-friendly cleaning. It’s so simple to use, effective and it’s led by science - it really is a new way of working.”

“Over the last twelve months our cleaning chemical costs have reduced by 75% and the initial investment has already been returned. More importantly though, I know my teams are using a safe and effective sustainable product in all areas of the business.”

“In terms of time saved for team members using and being trained on one product across all areas of the hotel, we have already seen savings and efficiency. In terms of our focus on sustainable activities, we are using a safer, milder chemical with 100% less packaging, which uses only natural ingredients. It’s a win-win situation all round.”

“While we started with Toucan Eco, over the last 12 months we’ve moved all of our housekeeping purchases over to Spectrum who, along with Toucan Eco, have delivered superb on-site support. They’re always looking at new ways of working which supports my team and my business” added Wayne.

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