Environmentally Friendly Cleaners
Updated: Aug 2, 2018
So it’s your turn to clean up the office kitchen or your home and you don’t want to hurt the environment doing it.
How do you start?..with a basic cleaning kit..
Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA in the United States put out a handy new guideline, called Finding a Safer Choice.
These products feature this new logo, so it’s a lot easier to find safer products for the environment by checking to see if they have this logo.
Most countries have environmental guides,so just looked for the logo in your country.
Now your Mom or your Grandmother, probably told you that the best window cleaner is water and vinegar. The formula is pretty simple, 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water. Then reuse an old spray bottle if you have one, or splurge on a good looking reusable spray bottle...and then you’re off to your closest mirror.
Most surfaces just need to be cleaned. Cleaners are a lot easier on the environment but some surfaces , like our computer keyboards, do need to be disinfected.
Food preparation areas, big touch zones, like door handles and bathroom faucets and change tables also need disinfecting on a regular basis.
When you disinfect you’ll kill most of the germs on the surface.
The catch is, it’s temporary. As soon as you sneeze, cough, or breathed on the germs will start growing again. So the best environment choice is a two part process. Clean the surface with your water and vinegar or all purpose cleaner first and then clean it with a 3 percent Hydrogen Peroxide spray.
Products I Love
One of the simplest and most cost effective cleaners I love is the simple vinegar solution mentioned above. Paired with the Hydrogen Peroxide disinfectant, this easy cleaning hack is perfect for almost every surface.
If you're looking for some products that are easy on the environment, I'd definitely suggest looking into Method, or Nature Clean. Both lines strive towards making their product as easy on the environment from end to end. Packaging, the product, etc... is all reduced to keep things green! So be sure to check them out!
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