Not only are the cleaning products we use in the kitchen, living room or even washroom every day odorous, they more often than not also harm the environment. How can we continue to use these essential cleaning products in a more environmentally friendly way? Here’s a simple solution: green cleaning products. Unlike harmful industrial products, green cleaning products don’t harm the environment and are biodegradable!
Which products should be avoided?
Some products are harmful for the environment all while infecting the air we breathe in our homes. Cleaning products pollute the Earth’s water and air, but they can also release toxins in our homes which then find their way into our respiratory tracts. Cleaning products for windows, washrooms, and floors are generally made up of a considerable amount of toxic chemicals such as ammonia and certain toxic acids. Some bleaches, for instance, can trigger nausea and headaches. To avoid this issue, limit the use of cleaning products that contain acetone, ammonia, talcum powder, or a high percentage of alcohol. It is also advised to limit the amount of green cleaning products you use.
Which products are best for our homes?
Unfortunately, very few cleaning products are 100% environmentally friendly. Most “green” products claim to be biodegradable, animal cruelty free, ecological or natural. Since there are practically no laws regulating this issue, one can claim whatever they want on their product’s
packaging. Look at the list of ingredients and opt for mineral- or plant-based products instead. You should also look for EcoLogo certified products when shopping as it is the only official
Canadian ecological certification. By doing so, you’re ensuring that your purchased products are conforming to the strictest environmental standards from manufacturing to sales. Only 20% of products on the market have received this certification. EcoLogo certified products are also applicable to clothes maintenance. If you’re not sure how to interpret the instructions on your clothing tags, entrust your clothes to a green cleaner rather than a traditional dry cleaner. Finally, opt for recyclable packaging and buy bulk to reduce waste.
A Product for Every Need
Using environmentally friendly products is a way to care for the environment and yourself. They’re healthier, inexpensive and using them is a simple way to help the planet a little. Each room has specific needs when cleaning a home. InnuScience offers many products to meet these particular needs. For washrooms, they offer a product that washes off dirt, limescale, bacteria and odours. Opt for an all-surface cleaner for countertops, sinks, walls and household appliances. They also offer a product that will make windows, chrome and stainless steal look shiny and clean. InnuScience even offers a hydrating and hypoallergenic soap for sportswear and equipment.
Daoust Ecoefficient Cleaners is an ecoresponsable company committed to sustainable development and proudly encourages the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products that are both healthy for your family and not harmful to the environment. Our franchises use soaps that are free of phosphate and solvents. We also offer a line of InnuScience products that have been EcoLogo certified to clients who wish to use green cleaning products.