Why is green cleaning important?
Environmental impact of cleaning products
When you flush bleach or other harsh cleaning products down your toilet or sink, these chemicals enter the sewer and eventually make their way into waterways like rivers or the ocean. This contamination reduces water quality and harms aquatic species and other wildlife.
According to cleaning experts at Flower Maid: “A class of chemicals known as Alkylphenol Ethoxylates [which is found in some conventional cleaning products] have been found to harm the reproduction and survival of fish species as it mimics the hormone estrogen.”
Green cleaning protects the environment
One of the main benefits of using green cleaning products is that it is better for the environment and helps to reduce pollution in the air and waterways. Unlike conventional cleaning products, green cleaning products contain no ingredients that will harm the planet or contribute to the global problem of climate change.
Many green cleaning products also use packaging which can easily be recycled to minimise the amount of waste going to landfills. We will discuss the best ways to dispose of your green cleaning products further down.
Health impact of cleaning products
The cleaning products that you use in your business can affect the health of your employees and anyone else who visits your business premises. The everyday cleaning products that you use in your home can also create an unhealthy living environment for your family.
Many commercial cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that have been linked to various medical conditions including asthma, birth defects, and some types of cancer according to the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Cleaning Supplies and Your Health. Conventional cleaning products can also exacerbate symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions.
Green cleaning protects human health
You should also be aware that government regulations don’t require cleaning products to list all ingredients on the label. Green cleaning products contain fewer ingredients from natural sources. This means you can have peace of mind knowing what the ingredients are and where they came from.
Green cleaning products are made from natural ingredients that won’t aggravate your skin, eyes and lungs like traditional cleaning products. Using eco-friendly products will help you maintain a healthy environment for your employees, family and guests.