The question is often asked - What is green cleaning? Simply put, it is
cleaning to protect health without harming the environment. Many people wonder,
Why practice green cleaning? The answer is green cleaning is better for human
and animal health and has less impact on the environment. Green cleaning reduces
waste, increases efficiency and protects the indoor and outdoor environment,
plus can also cost less.
It may seem a bit intimidating to embrace something completely new,
particularly when it affects ways to keep your family safe and healthy. Practicing
green cleaning can be a slow and steady transition or a more comprehensive
change. It may be a trial-and-error process as you find which products work best
for you or find out that you prefer making your own cleaners.
Green cleaning benefits not only the environment, but your health and even your
pocketbook. Practicing green cleaning reduces waste, increases efficiency and protects
the indoor and outdoor environment.
Many people think green cleaners do not work as well as traditional cleaners, or
that they are more expensive. Learn why in many instances, this is not the case, as
well as dispel other myths of green cleaning.
Making green cleaners at home is simple and extremely
cost-effective. There are dozens of different ways to mix
common household products to make cleaners. You may be
surprised that having only vinegar, water and baking soda
allows you to clean almost anything in your home.
Knowing when a claim of being green is actually true and not an advertising
ploy can be difficult if you are not armed with the knowledge of how to spot a
green cleaner. There are a few approaches to finding the right green cleaner for
you - use the third-party certifications listed below to guide you in the right
direction, review the list of ingredients and product label and/or research the
Cloths made of microfiber completely remove dust, and when used alone or with
a little water do not leave a chemical film or streaks behind. You can clean and
polish surfaces in one action, picking up more than 97 percent of the dust and
other materials containing microbes, pollen and mold.
Cost savings, reduced impact on the environment and health benefits are listed
with simple and straight-forward numbers.