What Is Eco-Friendly Cleaning?

What Is Eco-Friendly Cleaning?

These days, it’s important that we all do everything we can to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle both inside and outside of our home environments. Most households have likely taken certain steps to do this already – recycling effectively, investing in reusable straws, avoiding the use of plastic shopping bags and such. Perhaps the most effective way to improve your household’s environmental impact today, however, is to take a look at your cleaning routine. 

Adapting your household cleaning routine to be more eco-friendly is now easier than ever before – it’s just about knowing which methods and natural cleaning products to use for the job. Fortunately, there are a wide range of eco-friendly cleaning products on the market nowadays, allowing us all to give our household cleaning routines an eco-friendly upgrade. 

Read on for a look into eco-friendly cleaning and how to do it.

Environmental impact of cleaning products

Mainstream household cleaning products are notoriously bad for the environment for many different reasons. 

First off, most household cleaning products are packaged using plastic of some sort, whether it’s bottles, tubs or plastic wrap. A study by Greenpeace found that over 100 billion pieces of plastic packaging are thrown away by UK households each year, with much of this no doubt coming from the use of cleaning products such as synthetic sponges, washing up liquid and surface sprays. It’s crucial that all families reduce this output wherever possible. 

There are also risks associated with the products themselves, with formulas used in cleaning products often featuring harmful chemicals, bleaches and solvents. Even the smallest volumes of these products can be incredibly harmful to plants and animals, as well as contributing to water pollution. 

Adopting an eco-friendly approach to cleaning means making the switch to sustainable cleaning products from their mainstream counterparts – it’s one of the easiest ways that you and your family can instantly improve your impact on the environment we live in. 

Kitchen bar

Traditional kitchen cleaners contain a cocktail of different chemicals, microplastics, sulfates and preservatives – all of which have a negative effect on the environment. The Friendly Soap Kitchen Bar has been formulated without potentially harmful chemicals, sulfates, preservatives, palm oil or microplastics but still works brilliantly to remove dirt and stains from dishes, surfaces and even from clothing when used as a pre-wash treatment. 

All-natural, versatile and effective, this bar will also leave your kitchen smelling as clean as it looks thanks to its refreshing lemon and lime scent. Best of all, this is a 100% plastic-free product and all packaging is recyclable. 

Kitchen brush

Most traditional washing up brushes are manufactured using plastic bristles and handles. Given that these brushes generally start to wear down every few months, it’s likely that millions of these brushes are sent to landfill every single year – that’s something we want to change. 

The Friendly Soap Kitchen Brush is made from all-natural materials. Its bamboo handle is both easy and comfortable to grip, while the plant-based bristles are great for scrubbing but aren’t so harsh that they’re scratch your pots and pans. The all-natural scrubbing power of this product makes it a fantastic plastic-free alternative to traditional washing-up brushes, perfect for kitchens everywhere. 

Kitchen sponge

While there are plenty of natural sea sponges on the market, the popular double-sided scourer sponges sold for use in the kitchen are generally manufactured using synthetic materials and are not biodegradable. The brand-new Friendly Soap Kitchen Sponge is designed to provide effective cleaning for dishes and surfaces which using entirely natural ingredients. The sponge side is created used natural cellulose, while coconut fibres are used to create an all-natural scourers – it’s 100% plastic free, right down to the packaging. 

This sponge is compostable, biodegradable and long-lasting – an essential for any eco-conscious household. 

Laundry powder

Give laundry day an environmentally-friendly update with our Eco Non-Bio Laundry Powder. This plant-based eco friendly washing powder formula is suited to both hand and machine washing and will leave your clothes fresh and clean. 

Created with no chlorine, no phosphates and no brighteners, this product is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It’s also 100% fragrance free. 

One pack provides up to 25 washes, after which it can be recycled or composted thanks to its sustainable, biodegradable packaging. 

Browse the Friendly Soap range now

Go green and go clean with our growing range of household products! Friendly Soap are committed to creating innovative, high-quality products that will give your skincare, haircare, shower and cleaning routines an all-important eco-friendly update.

Browse the full Friendly Soap range today or get in touch for more information.

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