With so many sustainable cleaning products out there, it can be impossible trying to figure out which will work best for you.
If you’ve ever walked down a supermarket aisle, you’d probably know the overwhelming feeling of looking at the long rack of options and thinking, “How do I decide?!”
They all say they’re eco-friendly and will do the best job but how do you distinguish them all from one another?
I understand your pain and frustration.
This is exactly why we’ve decided to alleviate your frustration by giving you the top 5 green cleaning products of 2022.
In-Tec has been around long enough to remember when green cleaning first started getting traction in the commercial cleaning industry. And with the improvements in technology, eco-friendly cleaning products are now at the forefront of many businesses as they work well and reduce our impact on the environment.
It only takes a few small changes to ensure that your businesses cleaning methods have a minimal impact on our environment.
So with that, let’s take a look at which green cleaning products you could be using at your workplace and home.
What are the top 5 green cleaning products?
Before we dive deep into the world of eco-friendly cleaning products, I do want to mention that they aren’t in order from best to worst. Each cleaning product is different and works differently so they simply cannot be compared in that way.
Let’s take a look at the top 5!
To kick things off, we’re starting with a simple yet effective and versatile cleaning solution.
What if I told you that the eWater system only requires 3 ingredients to work? And that those 3 components were water, salt, and electricity?
You’d probably think I’m out of my mind! And I don’t blame you.
It may seem odd at first that water, salt, and electricity can make a powerful yet eco-friendly cleaning solution. In fact, it can actually produce 4 types of cleaning solutions which are:
The eWater system works via electrolysis technology which produces two liquids: sodium hydroxide and hypochlorous acid. Though these two liquids sound harmful to the environment, they’re actually biodegradable and revert back to salt and water.
Because eWater has no toxic chemicals and is reducing single-use plastic waste, it’s preventing nasty chemical residues from entering our water systems and environment. In turn, this cuts your businesses chemical and carbon footprints.
And to show you how environmentally friendly eWater really is, just take a look at this mind-blowing data!
eWater “has prevented 75 million litres of chemicals from entering the supply chain in Australia and diverted millions of plastic containers and other packaging from landfill.”
If you’re considering implementing a chemical-free cleaning system at your workplace then look no further than eWater.
It’s sustainable and does the job.
These days, chemical-free cleaning solutions are the way to go which is why we’ve confidently included Tersano in this top 5 list.
The team at Tersano have a strong belief that harsh chemical cleaners like bleach are “making the world a more dangerous place” and they’re certainly right.
This is why Tersano have created a system that produces a liquid cleaning agent that contains no chemicals whatsoever.
So how does it work?
Without going into too much detail, Tersano works by using an electric current to turn oxygen (O2) and water (H2O) into stabilised aqueous ozone (O3) – a powerful, safe, and highly effective cleaning agent and sanitiser.
The Tersano system is an eco-friendly cleaning product as it:
Is an all-in-one solution – eliminates the use of multiple chemicals,
Has no toxins, carcinogens, or chemical residue,
And has recyclable components which means no waste is generated.
To give you an idea of how environmentally friendly Tersano is check out this fact!
“SAO has eliminated over 672,453,000 litres of chemicals from going down the drain or into landfills each year.”
Dare I say more?
When it comes to Enviroplus, there are certainly many environmental and sustainable benefits.
Let’s walk you through some of them.
A point that I want to establish straight away regarding Enviroplus is that it is a solution, not a chemical.
To clarify, it’s an enzyme-based cleaner that contains beneficial bacteria which breaks down the molecules and microorganisms found in all the nasty things we want to get rid of. Enviroplus’ X Range cleaning solution (which In-Tec use) is formulated with natural and plant-derived surfactants.
The X Range has 5 different types of effective concentrate solutions that can be used in any part of your workplace. And the benefit with all 5 of these solutions is that they’re:
And minimise the overall waste impact on the environment
Enviroplus products literally ‘concentrate’ on the environment.
If you’re looking for a cleaning chemical that is gentle on the environment yet has strong cleaning power, then Agar may be the one for you.
Just like many of the other products mentioned in this article, several of Agar’s Green Cleaning Range have been independently certified through GECA.
The environmental and sustainable features of the AGAR Green Cleaning Range include:
Reusable and recyclable packaging
Whether you use Agar or not, you want to make sure that your cleaners are using GECA approved eco-friendly products.
Let’s do our bit to save the planet!
5. Citrus Resources
Unlike Enviroplus, the Citrus Resource cleaning products are chemical-based.
However, don’t let this deter you from thinking they aren’t eco-friendly. Because they certainly are compared to your standard household cleaning products like bleach and ammonia!
Citrus Resource chemicals are made from natural biodegradable citrus by-products such as orange peels, pips, and pulps, as well as fresh juices. Their products also contain D-Limonene which is a major component in the oil of citrus peels.
What’s also fantastic about their chemicals is that they contain no phosphates, sulphates, petroleum solvents, or benzene detergent bases.
Why is it good that there are no phosphates in their products?
Well, phosphates actually negatively affect marine life. Too much phosphorous can cause algae to grow faster than ecosystems can handle which can lead to decreased levels of dissolved oxygen. And we certainly don’t want this to happen.
Two of the most popular products by Citrus Resource are their Orange Squirt multi-purpose cleaner and Lencia bathroom cleaner. They’re both GECA approved are sustainable for the environment.
Although Citrus Resource can be used in a commercial setting, they’re much better suited for home usage as they aren’t as powerful as other commercial-grade cleaners out there.
Why you need to use green cleaning products at your workplace
Whether you’re looking at adopting sustainable cleaning products in your home or workplace, we should all start introducing mandatory policies to adopt green cleaning alternatives.
What better and easier way to start reducing our carbon footprint and helping the environment!
No matter which of the 5 eco-friendly cleaning products you choose, they all have their benefits, so it really just depends on what you’re after for your site/home.
At In-Tec, we use a few of the green cleaning products above, so if you’d like to talk to somebody about implementing one of them at your workplace, schedule a call with us! We’re here to help.