Green cleaning is usually the first stopping point for homemakers & individuals who want to change their lifestyle & create a green environment. The reason for this is due to the fact the green cleaning is one of the quickest ways to create a green lifestyle & offers the most benefit initially.
Green cleaning comes in several forms & can range from a small commitment level at home to a very large commitment in workspaces & corporate levels. The following are a few green cleaning lifestyle changes & lifestyle options available to individuals & families for green cleaning products.
Many of the so-called green cleaning products on the market are not in fact natural products but simply chemical free products. These chemical free products reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that are used in the product itself cleaning & replace those harmful products with possible synthetic products that are not as harmful. These chemical free cleaning agents generally use a larger amount of water in their solutions or they will use natural oils & their solutions as opposed to disinfectant options that were previously used. Chemical free cleaning does not have an increased benefit financially due to the fact that many of the chemical free products of the same prices are chemical counterparts. However, a chemical free option versus a non-chemical free option is a simple & quick decision to make when you’re first starting out in green cleaning for your green living lifestyle.
Seventh Generation, Mrs. Myers, Earth’s Best, Method Home, Common Goods, Puracy, Ecos, Lysol and Clorox
have all made endeavors to move to a natural cleaning product base. Natural cleaning products generally contain 50% or more natural solution in their product. These natural cleaning products are also a quick and easy change for individuals trying to create a green lifestyle or chemical free environment. They are easy to identify, easy to replace and they are easy to find in most mainstream grocery stores. Natural cleaning products will have a side effect of non-sudsing as much as their counterpart but have the ability to do the same job if not better than their chemical counterpart.
Elevator lobbies, foodservice areas, break rooms and cubicles are all excellent places to offer Hand soaps. To maximize the green in your cleaning, consider a green hand sanitizer with alcohol derived from biobased resources.
The market for non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products has exploded in the past few years but still it can be hard to separate the greenwashing from the truly green. I’ve been adding to my green cleaning arsenal for years and I’ve found that the best green cleaning brands meet these criteria:
First, they can be liquid or powder. Liquid detergents, even the heavily concentrated ones, are still mostly water. … Finally, some laundry detergents are formulated with chemicals that can harm the environment– specifically phosphates and dioxanes.Eco-friendly products includes laundry detergent, wool dryer balls, oxygen whitener, and even dog shampoo. Laundry detergent is free of harsh chemicals, toxins, fillers, carcinogens, preservatives and GMO ingredients.
Green cleaning (disinfectants) refers to using cleaning methods and products with environmentally friendly ingredients and procedures which are designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. Most disinfectants have harmfulchemicals and can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and germs, although most green disinfectants may not fully meets the EPA definition of “disinfectants” they are more commonly used around households with babies and/or people with respiratory issues.