What are eco-friendly cleaning products?

Posted on December 16 2021

You’ve probably heard this term before, and maybe you’ve heard it a lot, but what does it mean? What is an eco-friendly cleaning product, and why are they so important to use?

Essentially eco-friendly cleaning products are made with a few things in mind, including being conscious of your family's health and the wellbeing of the earth. When choosing an eco-friendly brand some things you might want to consider are how their products are made, do they give back to the community and whether or not they offer zero waste and refill options. 

Here at Urban Ethos, we make sure the brands we stock tick these boxes such as our Eco Turtle Bathroom reusable spray bottle, designed to last forever so you can refill it without worrying about cracking, splitting or breaking.

There are many reasons to make the switch to eco-friendly cleaning products like the ones we stock. Before you make the switch it’s important to understand what the term eco-cleaning means, so let’s dive in!

Safe for the family

Eco-friendly cleaning products are made with you and your family in mind. This means not only are they easy on the planet, but they also contribute to a healthier home environment. With eco-friendly products, you won't have to worry about your kids or pets being harmed by the harsh chemicals and toxins found in general household cleaning products. 

Eco-cleaning solutions include natural and organic ingredients that can help improve the indoor air quality of your home and can help to reduce certain health risks such as chemical poisoning, eye and repertory infections, skin irritations and more

Better for the environment 

Most regular household cleaning products are not recognised as pollutants, but the harsh toxins and chemicals found in them can contribute to smog, are often toxic to pets and plants and can harm the quality of drinking water. When these cleaners are flushed down the drain, making it into our water system, it’s very hard for water treatment plants to remove them from the water. They can build up over time, impacting animals, plant life and even contaminating the ecosystem. 

Eco-cleaning products don’t contain any of these highly damaging chemicals, like phosphates, chlorine and nitrates, which can lead to pollution in the environment. This makes them safer to use and a better option for the Earth. 

Eco-friendly packaging

Most eco-friendly brands work to not only lessen the number of nasty chemicals in their cleaning products but also encourage people to stop buying single-use plastics. Eco-cleaning is not simply about what’s in the bottle but includes the bottle itself and whether or not it can be used time and time again without needing to be thrown away.

This is why at Urban Ethos we sell eco cleaning tables and reusable spray bottles, to minimise waste and to encourage multiple uses. 

Making cleaning easier

Eco-friendly products are here to make cleaning easier, by minimising the number of products you’re using. It’s much easier to have a few products you know will keep your house clean and safe, than a whole bunch that might do the trick but are packed with nasty toxins and often double up on what they can do. 

Choose eco-friendly 

At Urban Ethos we believe that when you know better, you do better which is why we house first-class eco-cleaning products with instructions and information on what they are, why they work and why you should choose them. We also do the hard research so that you can trust these products don’t contain any harmful chemicals found in general household cleaning products.  

We know you want the best for your home, your family and the environment. Browse the range here at our online store to find a wonderful collection of products safe for your home that contribute to the environment’s ongoing sustainability.

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