In this guide to eco-friendly cleaning products, you’ll learn about the negative impact regular cleaning products have on the environment and how to find truly sustainable, healthy cleaning products and tools for your home.
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Eco-friendly cleaning products
What’s the definition of eco-friendly cleaning products? These are products with minimal to no environmental impact.
According to the EPA Eco-friendly cleaning products are products with the following features:
Environment-friendly packaging of cleaning products
The packaging of eco-friendly products has an environmental impact by itself. It’s definitely a factor to consider when buying a new cleaner.
Generally, it’s better to go with concentrated formulas that you can add water to. They take less space, less packaging and are easier to use. A big portion of most cleaners is water anyway, so why not save that?
When buying a new product try to also find out whether or not the packaging can be recycled. If it doesn’t say, and the product doesn’t have proper labeling and information on use and disposal, it’s probably not recyclable. Consider buying a different brand with clear instructions for your personal safety.When it comes to sprayed cleaners, choose pump sprays over aerosols. Researches found that aerosols contribute to climate change. Moreover, they have high VOCs that are bad for your health.
Non-ecological cleaning products
Non-eco-friendly cleaning products can be defined as the opposite of the above. Products that contain harmful chemicals to the human body, to the environment, and to marine life. These are the products that:
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