Which Eco-friendly cleaning products are really Eco-friendly?
For a long time I thought that a cleaning product with a label Eco- friendly / from environmental range / Earth- friendly / Green / non-toxic / natural, etc. is in fact bio- degradable and harmless for the environment. Until one of our clients complained that the products we used in his household is not that green as he wished/ we promised.
I requested a COSHH sheet for the product from the manufacturer and to my embarrassment it indeed said that it might be harmful to the aquatic life. I am not going to tell you what is the brand and what is the product, but it is explicitly says on the bottle that it is from Environmental Range. So came the realisation that not all green cleaning products are the same and in fact not all of them as green as they claim.
It’s called greenwashing, in case you didn’t know. Wikipedia defines the term as a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.
Unfortunately not all of us are chemists and even if we read the ingredient list very carefully we still might not be able to identify the hidden threats. So what we are going to do in our next posts, is to choose brands, request their COSHH sheets and look behind the label saying Eco friendly! Watch this space!
If you need help with Eco Green Cleaning our GreenLeaf London Cleaning Company will happy to provide this particular cleaning well as Domestic Eco Cleaning and Commercial and Office Eco Cleaning.
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