Benefits of eco friendly cleaning products

Posted on March 29 2022

We all need to do our part when it comes to protecting the environment, with eco friendly cleaning products a great way to drastically reduce environmental damage due to keeping our homes & workplaces clean. Cleaning isn’t just about refreshing our immediate space but about cleaning the planet as well. There are so many reasons to switch to a low waste lifestyle— for the home and in every other facet of our lives. 

For one, the production of plastic generates an enormous amount of greenhouse gas emissions, and plastic can take centuries to break down in landfill. According to WWF, Australians use 130kg of plastic per person each year and only 12% is recycled. The more single-use plastic we contribute, the greater our carbon footprint, the more catastrophic the effect of climate change on the future of the planet. 

Considering most plastic relies on crude oil in its manufacturing process, and crude oil is not a renewable resource, it’s safe to say that plastic is anything but sustainable. Not only does our consumption of plastic affect the environment, but the other inhabitants of our planet. In fact, 70% of loggerhead turtles found dead in Queensland have eaten plastic

Mistaking plastic items such as plastic bags for jellyfish, the turtles wrongly believe they are full and die of starvation. It’s not just plastic that accounts for this destruction, but chemicals play a huge role in polluting our atmosphere and oceans. 

Non-biodegradable cleaning products can have a profound impact on marine life. That's why at Urban Ethos, we’re proud to say our eco-friendly cleaning products are free of toxins and nasty chemicals. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and making a difference starts with the small decisions we make everyday. Swapping liquid detergent for multi-purpose cleaning tablets is one awesome way to do your part and remain conscious of your purchases. We all have an obligation when it comes to making more responsible decisions, which is why it’s so important to go for eco friendly cleaning products, made with natural ingredients and using refillable cleaning products to cut down on waste, whenever possible. 

Refillable cleaning products Australia

Australia, we have a problem, and it’s a load of rubbish. Like literally, the massive amount of waste we each contribute to the environment. Instead of reusing and recycling, we seem to prefer just chucking out our old stuff and getting new stuff. Worldwide, a million plastic bottles are sold every minute. But Urban Ethos is here to tell you it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s time to keep it clean, but how do we do that? Refillable spray bottles and sanitiser bottles are a great way to cut back on packaging. Get yourself one of the Eco Turtles

Eco Turtles Bottles are manufactured using high-grade PET plastic that’s super durable and made not to crack or break when dropped. Refill your bottle again and again without causing any damage, as it won’t split, crack or leak after multiple uses. In fact, you and your refillable bottle will be together forever. Bottle up your troubles with this refillable bottle, and you’ll never have to throw away a bathroom spray bottle again. This bottle has two spray options - a stream and a spray. Turn the nozzle 180 degrees to change the spray action. Approximately 720 sprays per 750ml using the Eco Turtles Reusable Spray Bottle. Nothing lasts forever, but this Eco Turtles bottle comes pretty close. 

Hand Sanitiser Tablets

One thing we can’t seem to get enough of these days is sanitiser. These items aren’t going away anytime soon. But how do we make sure we’re looking after the earth while we’re looking after our own health? It seems that the pandemic has only accelerated the amount of single use plastics being disposed of. One study has found that About 26,000 tonnes of plastic Covid waste pollutes the world’s oceans. 

Eco Turtles environmentally friendly cleaning products are here to save the day—and our treasured oceans. Take a look at their Sanitiser for Eco Cleaning. A reusable bottle that just needs to be filled with some water, then drop in the cleaning tablet and BAM, non-disposable sanitiser at your disposal. Eco friendly cleaning tablets are the way to go for cutting down on packaging and your supermarket spending.

Buy Eco Friendly Cleaning Products

Keep a clean conscious and clear head, knowing you’re not contaminating the ocean and nature with toxic chemicals, greenhouse gas emissions and unnecessary plastic that takes a lifetime to decompose. Browse our eco cleaning collection.

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