Why Choose Green Products

"Cleaning products are necessary for maintain attractive and healthy conditions in the home and workplace. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits of cleaning. The removal of dust, allergens and infectious agents is crucial to maintain a healthy indoor environment. But cleaning products can present several health and environmental concerns. They may contain chemicals associated with eye skin or respiratory irradiation or other human health issues. Additionally the concentrated forms of some commercial cleaning products are classified as hazardous, creating potential handling, storage and disposal issues for users. Reducing the human health and environmental concerns is an important incentive for implementing a EPP (Environmentally Preferrable Purchasing) cleaning products programme. Many of the recommendations in the guide are based on the fundamental pollution prevention principles of reducing the quantity and hazards of materials used.

Environmental and Health Concerns:
Cleaning products are released to the environment during normal use through evaporation of volatile components and rinsing down the drain of residual from cleaned surfaces, sponges etc. Janitorial staff and others who perform cleaning can be exposed to concentrated cleaning products. Certain ingredients in cleaning products can present hazard concerns to exposed populations or toxicity to aquatic species in waters receiving inadequately treated wastes. For example, alkyplphenol ethoxylates, a common surfactant ingredient in cleaners, have been shown in laboratory studies to function as an “endocrine disrupter”, causing adverse reproductive effects of the types seen in wildlife exposed to polluted waters. Ingredients containing phosphorus or nitrogen can contribute to nutrient-loading in water bodies, leading to adverse effects on water quality. These contributions, however, are typically small compared to other point and non-point sources. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) in cleaning products can affect indoor air quality and also contribute to smog formation in outdoor air."

Benefits of Buying Green
Choosing less hazardous products that have positive environmental attributes (e.g., biodegradability, low toxicity, low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, reduced packaging, low life cycle energy use) and taking steps to reduce exposure can minimize harmful impacts to custodial workers and building occupants, improve indoor air quality, and reduce water and ambient air pollution while also ensuring the effectiveness of cleaning in removing biological and other contaminants from the building's interior. Buying cleaners in concentrates with appropriate handling safeguards, and reusable, reduced, or recyclable packaging, reduces packaging waste and transportation energy. Buying less hazardous cleaners may reduce costs when it comes time to properly dispose of any leftover cleaners. 

What does it mean when we say our products are  "readily biodegradable?”
Within 28 days our products biodegrade and are measured by test method OECD ( Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) 301 B, this is a widely accepted test method for measuring the biodegradability of an ingredient or entire product formula.

What’s does is mean when we say our products are made with renewable resources?
CleanLab products include the global sustainable solutions portfolio such as CleanLab are whenever possible positioned as “renewable” products and make the supporting claim, “Made from plant sources.” The description plant – based or plant-derived is used to distinguish the ingredients in CleanLab Products from products produced from synthetic or unnatural sources. 

What does “sustainable packaging” mean when describing GreenPackaging?
There are two core sustainability benefits designed into our green product dispense refills:
The sustainable packaging strategy applied to invent our green technology is known as source reduction.

This package is a NZ recyclable HDPE bottle completely suitable for the NZ recycling system.

What does sustainability mean?
We define sustainability as being about meeting or exceeding the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet or exceed their own needs.There are three key domains of sustainability:
• Social – Reducing risks to health and enhancing quality of life.
• Environmental – Reducing negative impacts on our eco system and Increasing positive impacts.
• Economic – Building economic strength and prosperity for an enterprise and its stakeholders.

Then of course, theres that feel Good, feeling...