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Benefits Highlights

General Benefits of Green Cleaning

  • Lower risks to human health.
  • Less negative impacts to the environment.
  • Reduced exposure to respiratory and visual irritants commonly found in traditional cleaners.
  • Higher levels of comfort.
  • Reduced risks to family members, especially children.
  • Homemade green cleaners often cost less to make and apply than store-bought traditional cleaners.
  • Lower health care costs.

Benefits of a Green Cleaning System

  • Microfiber mops and cloths reduce water use. A typical microfiber cloth can hold up to seven times its weight in water.
  • Green Cleaning Systems do not require conventional cleaners such as glass and general purpose cleaners.
  • Microfiber mops and cloths are more effective in picking up dirt and dust than cotton or paper cloths.
  • Unlike cotton cloths, microfibers leave no lint or dust after use.
  • Due to their long life span, green cleaning systems promote resource conservation when compared to cotton or paper cloths.

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Last updated: September 11, 2009

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