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Green Hygiene: Eco Friendly Cleaning Products

At first glance, conventional cleaning agents are an easier and cheaper choice. But is it really so? We have answered the three most common questions our customers ask when they think of buying eco-friendly cleaning products.

Why are ecological cleaning products better than traditional ones? 

The main and greatest advantage of ecological cleaning products is that they are environmentally friendly and therefore, unlike conventional cleaning products, do not pollute the environment. On the other hand, they are much more sensitive and gentle on surfaces or objects without losing their effectiveness. 

Conversely, traditional cleaners may contain ingredients that are toxic to nature, such as bleaches or fabric softeners. Contact with these toxic substances or inhalation can also affect our health and cause various allergies, dermatitis or headaches. 

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TIP: "Always read the label and product information before using the cleaner." 

 

 

Does an ecological cleaning agent have the same effectiveness as a traditional one? 

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Harmful ingredients commonly found in traditional detergents (chlorine, sulphates and dyes) are replaced in natural detergents by natural and biodegradable ingredients that are environmentally friendly and environmentally friendly. By using them, we contribute to reducing pollution of watercourses and air. 

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Eco-friendly cleaning products can also help reduce your cleaning costs. As an example, I would mention ecological cleaning agents that you just add to cold water instead of hot water, so you can save electricity or gas by heating the water.

Katarína Hanzlíková
Senior Product Manager Hygiene, Lyreco CE, SE

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    Choose an ecological cleaning agent. Why?

    1. Impact on nature and the environment. Ecological cleaning agents are biodegradable, ie they have practically no impact on the aquatic environment and prevent environmental diseases caused by excessive exposure to chemicals. 

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    2. Impact on the climate of our planet. By using environmentally friendly hygiene products, we minimize the impact on ozone depletion and global climate change with fewer smog-producing chemicals. 
    3. The effectiveness is the same as with chemical cleaners. Surfactants, which are the main cleaning effect due to their detergent and foaming properties, are natural derivatives commonly found in nature.
    4. They are more environmentally friendly as they do not contain chemicals and potentially toxic substances. 
    5. Ecological packaging. Little is said about, but it has a huge impact on nature - you can find ecological cleaning products in recyclable or reusable containers. 
    6. Cost savings. Ecological detergents help to save energy resources, the package contains dosage and washing tips to avoid wasting energy and products. 
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    In the Lyreco e-shop, you can easily recognize ecological products thanks to the pictos green tree" symbol.

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    Phosphate-free cleaners that are not tested on animals, are biodegradable and packaged in recyclable packaging should be at the top of your list. Their effectiveness at lower temperatures is worth noting. If you buy concentrated cleaners, you can save money and even water. Millions of liters of water are used to dilute conventional detergents before they are bottled. 

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