There are several different meanings for green cleaning, however all of them will narrow it down to the use of cleaning solutions that will be safe for both, our health, our environment, and to reduce waste.
Just what is Green Cleaning?
Green cleaning in some households simply means to only use cleaning materials such as baking soda, lemons, and vinegar for the cleaning of their homes, which are considered as natural cleaners, thus, green cleaners. However, there are others that purchase green brand cleaning products that are also considered alright for the environment. Too clean using green cleaners, it means that you do not clean with anything containing phosphates, artificial fragrances, chlorine, or artificial colors. You will also find cleaners on the market today that are marketed to be biodegradable products.
There are also other cleaners with ingredients that are grown organically on farms. Many of the green cleaning products certify that they are fair trade or rather, that they meet with specific environmental standards, including labor standards by the people who produced it. However, green cleaning products are not necessarily free of additives, including harmful chemicals, they might use recycled packaging, and even donate some to environmental causes.
Green cleaning, just how green can it get?
Cleaning products are classified by different labeling programs so that people are able to tell which products are in fact green. It is the environment program that labels products if they meet the EPA’s chemical criteria, which was designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), and the design of the Environment (DfE) label will be displayed on these products. There are other products that have labels such as “low VOC” and “no VOC,” which means these particular products will have a smaller amount of concentration of nay volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), or maybe none.
Over recent years, some debate has occurred as to green cleaning products being any safer than the traditional cleaners. As everyone knows, it is vital to have an effective product in order to kill off germs or to stop the spread of infections. Because of this, many have put aside green cleaners and starting using other things, such as bleach. The cost of green cleaning products is charging such prices that it has caused others to back away from purchasing them anymore.
When it comes to the American Cleaning Institute educating people on the chemicals that are in cleaning agents, well, they are not saying anything in those regards. However, there are a few groups coming out and telling what chemicals needs to be avoided.
It is up to you on what to use for your cleaning supplies and/or cleaning practices, with a large variety of different environmentally friendly products to choose from for those who choose green cleaning. Do the research, and you will be able to green up on your household cleaning, using a safer way to be healthier, having a safer environment for you and your loved ones.
Commercial Green Cleaning
If you manage or own a commercial, industrial, or retail space Desert Oasis Commercial Cleaners has the team you need to get your facility cleaned right. We offer green cleaning so your visitors, guests, and customers feel comfortable and aren’t bothered by the odors that harsh or toxic cleaning chemicals can cause. We offer commercial cleaning anywhere in the Phoenix valley including Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, and more. Give us a call today or use our contact form for more information.