5 Reasons to use Eco-friendly cleaning products

Since our founding, Hughes Cleaning Company has been determined to protect and improve our environment. Our concern for the environment, our community and our customers led us to invest in products that did not harm our earth. More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean annually harming our planet and wildlife. As the majority of cleaning products and packaging are made out of plastic, they significantly contribute to the gathering of plastic pollution in the oceans and landfills. Below we will set out 5 reasons as to why we use Eco-friendly products, and why we think you should use them too.

1. Non-toxic

Eco-friendly cleaning products can contain more than 50% naturally derived fragrances and ingredients. Most of the conventional products, due to their ingredient composition, are highly flammable, toxic and pollute the air inside your home. Volatile Organic Compounds are released when products are used and stored and can linger in the air long after use. This endangers vulnerable individuals, such as children, and in the long-term may cause health problems such as liver, kidney and nervous system damage. Eco-products, on the other hand, do not contain toxins and smell great. We recommend you to try Methods Pink Grapefruit multi-purpose sprays.

2. Biodegradable

Plastic can survive from hundreds to thousands of years on earth before it decomposes completely and burning it would simply pollute the air. Thankfully, Eco-friendly products are biodegradable, can be recycled and they are produced using sustainable manufacturing practices. Ecover is an Eco-friendly cleaning products manufacturer. Their Malle Factory was built using 90% recycled and renewable materials.

3. Gives back to your community

Some manufacturers offer a percentage of their profits to organise social, environmental and educational changes in their communities. For example, Ecover has a close partnership with Wateraid, an international non-governmental organisation, focused on water, sanitation and hygiene in 34 different countries.

4. Cruelty-free

Many eco-friendly cleaning products are cruelty-free because their ingredients are naturally derived. Not only do they protect the earth, the protect the wildlife. Animal testing is a controversial topic in our society; however, Hughes Cleaning Company is a strong advocate against any type of animal testing or animal cruelty.

5. Saves money

It is true that environmentally friendly products are generally more expensive than convention cleaning products; however, what is important to remember is that eco-friendly products are long-lasting. Also, buying an all-purpose spray will help to reduce your spending costs on cleaning products because they can be used on most surfaces. Another great way to save money with Eco-friendly cleaning products is by making them! We will soon release another article on some home DIY cleaning products.

Thank you for reading the article and we hope that it has helped you to understand the importance of investing in Eco-friendly products. Change your habits and become a 'greener' person today.

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