The terms ‘green’ and ‘eco-friendly’ have become a buzzword for products from skincare to cleaning supplies – and for good reason. More and more consumers are opting for eco-friendly products for the positive health and environmental impact they bring. Today, it’s not uncommon for customers to call service-based companies in advance like hotels and spas to request that their rooms be cleaned with less harmful chemicals. Furthermore, many people are researching and choosing companies that have a ‘green’ promise.
The question is – what’s the big deal with eco-friendly products, especially when it comes to cleaning? Shouldn’t we focus on how well the product cleans rather than its environmental impact? The good news is, that you can have both with ECOLOGO® Certified eco-friendly cleaning products. This article highlights the true importance of using ECOLOGO® products that benefit the environment, the facility, and our health and safety.
1. Peace of mind with high-quality products
ECOLOGO® is a third-party certification that is voluntary, which means that these brands have intentionally and purposefully researched and developed a product that can pass the rigorous scientific testing to be ECOLOGO® approved.
All certified products must comply with stringent environmental performance standards in some or all of the following categories:
- Manufacturing and operations
- Health and environment
- Product performance and use
- Product stewardship and innovation
When you choose ECOLOGO® environmentally-friendly cleaning products, you can rest assured that it’s passed a high level of performance standards. These products are powerful enough to clean commercial spaces, but also gentler on skin with a less negative impact on the environment.
2. Benefits the planet
Eco-friendly cleaning products benefit the planet in a few different ways. First, they are formulated without harsh chemicals. Many harmful chemicals from other cleaning products end up in waterways and soil and are not biodegradable. The build-up of these chemical residues eventually reaches the natural habitats of animals which can have a domino effect on the planet’s balance.
Another way that eco-friendly products have less of an impact on the environment is because of their packaging and manufacturing. ECOLOGO® certified products are typically packaged in biodegradable products that use less material and energy consumption. Every time a company switches to an ECOLOGO® certified product, they are reducing their carbon footprint and being a socially-responsible business.
3. Protects surfaces
Unfortunately, many powerful cleaning products that can remove stubborn dirt, stains, and grime can also be abrasive and damaging on certain surfaces. For example, some cleaning agents can dull surfaces like marble and limestone, cause wood to lose its lustre, and scratch porcelain. Eco-friendly products are formulated without these damaging chemicals, which help preserve floors, furniture, equipment, and other surfaces.
4. Improves the health and safety of your business
Using ECOLOGO® certified cleaning products helps reduce indoor air pollution from toxic chemicals. If you have allergies or asthma, breathing in the residue from cleaning chemicals can aggravate and worsen respiratory problems. It’s not uncommon for people to experience skin irritations and allergic reactions to harmful cleaning chemicals (for example, bleach, window cleaners with ammonia, air fresheners, and drain cleaners).
As an alternative, eco-friendly products contain natural ingredients that are less harmful such as enzymes, lactic acid, and citric acid.
At Apple Cleaning Supplies, we believe that an effective clean is one that makes your space look its best while upholding our responsibility to each other and the planet. We are proud to sell ECOLOGO® certified products, including cleaners, paper products, garbage liners, sanitizers, and hand soaps. Contact us for more information on our line of eco-friendly cleaning products.