Spring Cleaning Green Solutions: Prevent Mold, Disinfect, Gloves Free!

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For this Spring clean up, take the step to use non-toxic, eco-friendly products that are equally or more effective than commonly used toxic chemicals. Planet People is one such green cleaning product company with truly amazing results in killing and preventing mold, non-toxic carpet cleaning, gloves off cleaning grout and other tough jobs, and safe disinfecting.

Commonly used cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are toxic and harmful. Here are a few statistics:

  • 17,000 petrochemicals, of which only 30 percent have been tested for exposure to human health and the environment, are available for home use.
  • 63 synthetic chemical products, which translates to roughly 10 gallons of harmful chemicals, are found in the average American home.
  • According to US EPA estimates, indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than outdoor air pollution levels.
  • Anti-microbials contain 275 active ingredients that the EPA classifies as pesticides because they are designed to kill microbes.
  • 5 billion pounds of chemicals are used by the institutional cleaning industry each year.
  • On average, 23 gallons of chemicals (87 liters), 25 percent of which are hazardous, are used by a janitor each year.

In addition to the toxic chemicals, over one billion plastic cleaning containers go into landfill each year. (Listen to our prior episode: Plastic Pollution Coalition.) The majority of household cleaners are 95 per cent water and only five per cent cleaning solution. These two facts prompted Planet People to design bottle-reuse packaging with their new brand iQ. By using small recyclable cartridges with highly concentrated green cleaning solutions and promoting bottle reuse, the iQ cleaning brand aims to reduce the plastic waste associated with traditional cleaners by 80 per cent. The recyclable plastic bottles are robust enough to be reused many times over.

For how to Spring clean with planet friendly products, get a Spring cleaning checklist and tips at Treehugger.com

Take two minutes to watch this video and think about what you can do today to help:

2 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning Green Solutions: Prevent Mold, Disinfect, Gloves Free!

  1. Pingback: Green Cleaning Products for Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning | WomensRadio

  2. Rob@Funtober

    Thanks for sharing this information. We’re almost half way through April and I still ahven’t done my spring cleaning. I have been procrastinating because we’ve had such nice weather. I’ll be sure to pick up some environmentally friendly products when I do!

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