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History Of Green Cleaning

12 Aug 2020 7:23 PM | Maria Bello

The environmental oriented business tendency started gaining recognition in the 80’s. When a much clear environmental frame law was established and cleaning services were not the exceptions.

The use of more and more environmental friendly products has increased considerable and almost every business has an eco-environment approach under the promise that no longer will there be chemicals absorbed into the skin or breathed in by any person.

There is a wide range of benefits associated with green cleaning. Green cleaning products are not only safe but also environment friendly, and it is highly recommended for people who use them on a daily basis. Science has made it clear that traditional cleaning products can affect human health. Some of the cleaning products are known to contribute to health problems such as eye and skin allergies, and even respiratory irritation.

So, to minimize the risks of the traditional product, the best option is to switch to green cleaning. Green cleaning, basically, can be defined as the process by which organic products (ingredients that are not harmful to humans and are environment friendly) are used for cleaning purpose.

When you use products with harmful chemical in them, it not only affects you and the people around you but also degrades the environment. One of the most common ways that the toxin gets ingested is through air and water. By using green cleaner, you will help to reduce the pollution by minimizing its impact on the ozone layer and global warming. As these products do not have smog with toxins in them.

Green cleaner are also biodegradable and can be easily recycled. They are free from toxins, so no risk of harming anyone directly or indirectly. They can be totally organic so no need to worry about the effects it might have.

When looking at green products we must be careful, while those green cleaning elements mixed by your own hands are known, green cleaning product manufacturers are not required by law to list all the elements on their packaging.  This can lead to ‘greenwashing’ or the labeling of false ingredients. In recent years many companies and organizations have begun to see the benefit of using the green movement to market their products and services. This has led to the practice of greenwashing.  Simply defined, greenwashing is shown when any organization uses more time and money saying they are ‘green’ through marketing methods than actually employing the products and services that curtail the carbon footprint.

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