The Benefits of Earth-Friendly Household Cleaners
Going green is one of the latest environmental paradigm shifts that are impacting both the public and private sectors all over the world. Using environmentally friendly cleaning products helps to improve indoor air quality and reduce health problems that traditional products and processes can cause. Building occupants could experience fewer incidences of irritations or sensitivities to the indoor environment.
Healthier employees mean happier employees. Statistics show increased worker satisfaction, improved morale, reduced absenteeism and increased productivity and efficiency can occur when a facility is maintained using green chemicals and environmentally friendly cleaning processes.
According to the EPA, the US annually produces millions of tons of pollution and spends tens of billions of dollars per year controlling it in the form of clean ups, storm water management, and education. The EPA encourages us to look at our lifestyles and find changes we can make in our daily lives.
Using green products when cleaning can lessen climate change, ozone depletion and even water and air pollution. In addition, the practice of using green products also promotes recycling which can reduce the use of raw materials, thus lessening the need for disposal of toxic products and packing materials.
Environmentally friendly cleaning products have been around for years – dating back to when our grandmothers used vinegar and baking soda on a regular basis.
While most people think of green cleaning as just using green household cleaners it also extends to the idea of not wasting other resources.
Stop for a second and think about how many paper towels you use in a year.
Instead of using paper towels to clean up messes, use old wash rags that have seen better days. These can be used with cleaners when you clean up your kitchen or bathroom.
Take that old wash cloth and slightly dampen it, wrap the wash cloth around the end of a broom stick and tie with string. This can get all the dust and cobwebs just as well as a duster.
Buy a microfiber mop. Microfiber mops are durable and can last a long time. The micro fiber mop heads can be washed and reused over and over again. If you’re looking to save money, reduce water usage and faster cleaning – give one of these mops a try.
Green cleaning products can improve the air quality indoors, lowering the health risks that are brought about by traditional cleaning products containing toxins. It has been proven that using green products for cleaning can reduce health issues such as eye issues, respiratory problems, and skin burns or irritations, allergies, headaches, chemical poisoning, nausea, and even reproductive hazards.