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4 Common Misconceptions About Eco friendly Cleaning

4 Common Misconceptions About Eco friendly Cleaning


When it comes to cleaning, and people hear “Green Cleaning” they believe it doesn’t clean or is  expensive cleaning. Eco-friendly cleaning products are perceived to offer a little return or too expensive, and with many low-cost alternatives, Most people in the industry are yet to be convinced to biological cleaners. But, with new natural cleaning advancements products entering the market, it’s time to debunk some of the misconceptions that surround them.

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Eco-friendly Cleaning is More Costly than Traditional Cleaning

When the green cleaning movement started, green cleaning products were expensive and not too efficient, creating a questionable perception. But over the last 5-10 years, Eco-friendly cleaning technology has improved exponentially and has become the new cleaning standard. Green Cleaning Products are better, more efficient and the selection of green product manufacturers has increased dramatically. In today’s cleaning market, green products are readily available and often not as expensive as the traditional cleaning product. Also, green cleaning products come in a concentrated solution that requires fewer products per application compared to the average traditional cleaner.

Green Cleaning Products Do Not Help the Environment; it’s Just a Marketing Strategy

Green cleaning products are designed to have environmental friendly properties such as low, biodegradability, low toxicity, low life cycle energy use, reduced packaging and VOC content. They can also reduce harmful effects on building occupants by improving indoor air quality, reducing water and air pollution while also ensuring the effectiveness of cleaning in removing biological and other harmful contaminants from any building’s interior.

You can also reduce the undesirable effects of improving indoor air quality, reducing water pollution and ambient air for building occupants, while the cleaning effect provided to remove contaminants Biological and other materials inside the building.

Green Cleaning Is Not As Effective As Traditional Cleaning

Experts certify the fact that most green cleaning is as efficient and mostly more effective than traditional cleaning. Additionally, certifying organizations such as Ecolabel, Green Sticker and DfE, set performance standards for green cleaning products that must be met to be approved. The most common ingredients used in green sanitizing products are hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, and lactic acid, which are all considered being safer antimicrobials.

Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Are Too New And Have Not Been Tested Properly

Water, vinegar, and baking soda have been used for generations as the most common household cleaners.

As for store-bought cleaners, Green Cleaning Products has been in the market for about 20 years. The European Green Certification program has been certifying products for close to 20 years, assuring that any product seeking certification for being green must meet a minimum set of specified criteria and is tested thoroughly. Not all the products claiming “green” seek out certification, so it is important to make a research on a particular product and learn ‘How to Spot a Green Cleaner.’

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