Cleaning products are a necessity in our world. Unfortunately, many of them have a dirty little secret they don’t want you to know – they contain a plethora of toxic ingredients that don’t have to be disclosed. Yes, that’s right. Cleaning companies are not required to disclose ingredients because they are considered trade secrets. That means you could be spraying toxic ingredients all over your home in hopes of keeping it clean – and end up causing more potential harm to your family in the long run. One U.S. company not only wants to bring environmentally friendly cleaning to the masses but they are also manufacturing those products in a Zero Waste platinum certified facility. It’s a commitment to sustainability that’s spot on.
Since awareness of the ingredients in conventional cleaning products is becoming greater, many people are switching from toxic, store bought cleaners to homemade and DIY cleaners. Many of these homemade cleaners are made from simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, castile soap and essential oils. Simple, safe and effective.
However, many people lack the time or interest in making their own homemade cleaning products. They would prefer to grab cleaning products at the store – or have them delivered to their doorstep – that won’t harm their health or the environment. Unfortunately, the labeling requirements (or lack thereof) in the cleaning product industry make it difficult to make quick, yet educated, purchasing decisions. Greenwashing is a huge concern in the cleaning industry, so it’s best to get to know the brand you’re purchasing your green cleaning products from.
Environmentally friendly inspired
Fortunately, there are more and more eco-friendly cleaning products that are becoming available on the market. Earth Friendly Products is one company that’s working hard to bring non-toxic cleaning products to the mainstream. A leader in sustainable American business, Earth Friendly Products makes more than 200 different green cleaning products. They have a total of five manufacturing facilities that are strategically located throughout the U.S. Let’s hear it for products that are made in the USA!
Earth Friendly Products isn’t just concerned about bring safe cleaning products into homes though. They also care deeply about sustainability and protecting the Earth and its resources.
Earth Friendly Products achieved the feat of carbon neutrality in 2013 through a series of major sustainability initiatives, including the switch to 100% renewable electricity in all of its facilities. By using renewable electricity, Earth Friendly Products is able to save more than 53 million pounds of carbon dioxide each year.
To take its sustainable approach a step further, all Earth Friendly Products facilities are Zero Waste Platinum certified. They are diverting more than 95% of their waste from landfills. That’s a huge number – and if every business took actions to contribute zero waste, our Earth would benefit greatly from the change.
ECOS is the brand of environmentally friendly cleaning products made by Earth Friendly Products. The entire ECOS line is made with plant-derived ingredients. All of the ingredients in the ECOS line are thoughtfully sourced, free of formaldehyde and dyes, pH balanced, readily biodegradable and never tested on animals.
In addition, the ECOS line of green cleaning products carries the new Safer Choice label from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This label was designed to help you choose products with safer chemical ingredients, without sacrificing quality or performance. Earth Friendly Products offers the highest number of certified Safer Choice products in the U.S.
Budget friendly green cleaning products
Many environmentally friendly cleaning products are priced out of the average family’s budget. It’s one of Earth Friendly Products commitments to making green cleaning effective and affordable for everyone. Earth Friendly Products has received many awards for its innovations in safer green chemistry, including the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year in 2015.
“Making ECOS™ in our five carbon-neutral plants has enabled us to keep prices low and quality high, shattering the myth that buying “green” has to be expensive.” – Earth Friendly Products
So what ingredients are in Earth Friendly Products?
If you’re like me, you want to know what’s actually in your cleaning products. Earth Friendly Products discloses the ingredients in its ECOS line of green cleaning products. They choose mindful ingredients that are safe for both the planet and people. Many green cleaning lines boast that they’re earth friendly, but when you research the ingredients, you find they aren’t people friendly too. Earth Friendly Products takes both people and the Earth into consideration.
Some of the ingredients you’ll find in ECOS products include:
- Coconuts – they have gentle, powerful cleaning properties
- Potatoes – they’re loaded with sugars that can be extracted to make effective cleaning agents
- Lavender – a great odor neutralizer with natural calming abilities
- Orange Oil – not only a great scent, but one of nature’s toughest degreasers
- Parsley – a powerful odor neutralizer with antioxidant properties
- Vinegar – a natural cleaner that’s effective at cutting grease and lifting stains
“I can rest easy with Earth Friendly Products when I clean the kitchen table with their parsley spray. Kid friendly, mommy friendly!” – Elisabeth Rohm, Mom, Actress, Author & Philanthropist
A wide selection of green cleaning products
You’ll find that many companies offer a handful of different environmentally friendly cleaning products to choose from. Earth Friendly Products, on the other hand, offers a wide array of products to help keep every area of your home clean using safer products.
Some of the more popular ECOS products include:
- All purpose cleaner
- Glass + surface cleaner
- Shower cleaner
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Creamy cleanser
- Drain cleaner
- Dish soap
- Dishwasher detergent
- Laundry detergent
- Stain remover
- Pet stain + odor remover
- Bottle + dish wash
- Toy + table cleaner
- Many more, including toilet paper
Many of the products also come in a variety of scents, so you can choose your favorite scent to keep you feeling happy while you’re cleaning house.
A great company to work for
Earth Friendly Products takes its zero waste philosophy beyond its products into the everyday lives of its employees – it’s a complete culture of sustainability. As part of its great employee benefits programs for U.S. employees, Earth Friendly Products offers significant financial incentives to employees who make sustainable living and zero waste choices. Some choices that qualify include purchasing an environmentally friendly vehicle or purchasing solar panels for their home.
Have you ever used ECOS cleaning products? Did you know about their zero waste focus? Share your comments below.
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