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WE’RE CONCENTRATING on CONCENTRATED

June 12th 2024

“When purchasing green chemicals, concentrated options are the more sustainable choice compared to ready-to-use products. With concentrated products, there is less transportation impacts on the environment. Since manufacturers aren’t shipping the water used to dilute the chemical, more products can be sent at once, minimizing the number of trucks on the road or trains on the rails. Fewer packaging materials are needed as well… the many empty containers are thrown away, contributing significant amounts of waste to landfills.”

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In addition, concentrated green chemicals often have a longer shelf life than ready-to-use products, reducing the frequency of purchases and further minimizing the environmental impact. Furthermore, concentrated chemicals are often more cost-effective than ready-to-use products, as they require less packaging and transportation.

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WATCHING OUR STEP

June 12th 2024

“People are becoming more informed about their footprint, and more sustainable cleaning...

Green and sustainable cleaning products are the way of the future. They can lessen air and water pollution, aid in the climate change fight, and even help with ozone depletion too. These reasons, among many others, are why eco-friendly cleaning is becoming more popular.”

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“According to Morgan Myers, 66% of all respondents and 75% of millennials consider sustainability when making a purchase.

72% of respondents are actively buying more environmentally friendly products compared to five years ago, with 81% expecting to buy even more in the next 5 years.

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MICROPLASTICS

June 12th 2024

“First, we were told: Don’t put detergent pods in your mouth. Remember the Tide Pod Challenge? Now a study says the pods aren’t necessarily an eco-friendly option for your washing machine or dishwasher.

That’s because the pods can contribute to plastic pollution when they’re used the “right” way. They leak large amounts of untreated PVA that can potentially enter groundwater resources and water systems and contaminate the human food chain, according to a literature review by researchers with Arizona State University and the California nonprofit Plastic Oceans International…

…the study researchers say they’re seeing more companies use detergent pods, strips and sheets made from PVA and marketed as an eco-friendly, biodegradable alternative. And that’s not necessarily the case.”

FORBES Magazine
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GREENWASHING

June 12th 2024

“Greenwashing is the act of making false or misleading statements about the environmental benefits of a product or practice. It can be a way for companies to continue or expand their polluting as well as related harmful behaviors, all while gaming the system or profiting off well-intentioned, sustainably minded consumers. The term was actually coined back in 1986 in an essay by environmentalist and then student Jay Westerveld.”

NRDC The Natural Resources Defense Council

“There’s a fine line between green marketing and greenwashing. Unlike greenwashing, green marketing is when companies sell products or services based on legitimate environmental positives.

It’s easy to see why marketers are enthusiastic: According to Statista, 64% of Gen X consumers would spend more on a product if it comes from a sustainable brand, and that figure jumps to 59% among millennials.”

BUSINESS NEWS DAILY
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CLEAN, SANITIZE, DISINFECT…

June 12th 2024

“Cleaning your home isn’t just for looks. Cleaning and disinfecting your home are important for reducing the spread of germs and bacteria that cause infection and illness.

Cleaning: This is the removal of unwanted contaminants, such as soil, dirt, and grease from your hands, a surface, or another type of material. This usually involves using soap and water or a proper surface cleaner.

Sanitizing: This is the process of reducing the number of bacteria on a surface to levels considered safe by public health codes or regulations. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have eliminated the germs. But it does mean you have lowered the risk.

Disinfecting: This is the process of inactivating bacteria, viruses, and fungi that may cause infections and disease.”

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