From Anna on May 13th, 2008 in Green Remodeling
Many Americans are becoming more concerned about preserving the environment, as well as protecting their family’s health. There has been much attention brought of late to the negative effects of chemical-based cleaning products. If you are among those concerned, you may want to consider switching to a more natural line of products for your kitchen.
So what sets these green products apart from standard cleaners other than a higher price tag? They are biodegradable, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, don’t contain chlorine, have no petroleum based solvents, no glycol ethers, no phosphates, no dyes, are not tested on animals, are Kosher-certified, and won’t produce harmful odors. With demand growing, many “green” product lines have sprung up to capitalize on the lucrative opportunity. Unlike organic food, there is no regulation yet for natural cleaners, and no one to monitor which companies are truly producing a pure product. Only purchase products that clearly list all of the ingredients on the label.
The Seventh Generation is one of the more recognized manufacturers of green cleaning products. They offer a large line of recycled products that have not been treated with chemicals including: paper towels, napkins, glass and surface cleaner, an all-purpose cleaner, and a dishwashing liquid.
Cognizant of the growing trend towards healthier cleaning, the Clorox Company has developed a line of green products. Their mission is to produce cleaners that are biodegradable, made from renewable resources, and do not contain petrochemicals. A bit more affordable, the line includes an all-purpose cleaner, as well as a glass and surface cleaner.
Green cleaning products clean just as effectively as other products, and in some cases are gentler to your surfaces. Especially if you have children, why not choose something that is healthier, just as effective, and kinder to the environment?