Being ‘environmentally-friendly’ has a lot of layers when we’re talking about commercial products. It’s especially important in the cleaning industry – and believe it or not, the cleaning products you use every day at home, can have an impact in several ways.

When you look at putting the environment first when shopping, there’s several factors to consider. It’s important to evaluate these factors when you make your shopping choices, in order to be sure you’re not just following a trend or a marketing strategy, and are sure that ‘earth friendly’ is exactly what it sounds like. 

Limit single-use plastic 

We often don’t consider that most of our household products are distributed in plastic bottles. Yes, recyclable, but how many of those are actually recycled?

According to Environmental Defence Canada, less than half of plastic bottles end up in the recycling system, and an estimated 1 billion plastic bottles end up in our landfills, polluting our ecosystems, every year. Part of the problem is that most of the bottles we use every day in our households are not made to be reused — Earth Brand’s bottle and pod packs offer a different solution. 

The Earth Brand cleaning solution

Our pod packs, being tiny in comparison to the usual liquid cleaner you buy, naturally limits the amount of single-use packaging required. This is important because plastic has long-term repercussions for the environment. Every piece of plastic that has been made, used by people like us, remains on the earth unless we are able to reuse or recycle it, as plastic doesn’t biodegrade. And much of that plastic eventually ends up in our ecosystems, slowly dissolving into microplastics that cause harm to the environment, and animal populations around the world.

We’re doing our part to limit the negative effects of excess packaging, and the energy it takes to transport it, by offering our cleaning solutions in tiny, dissolvable packages that don’t require compromising on cleaning power. Why have a negative impact on the earth with even more waste when it’s not necessary? 

Limit toxic cleaning chemicals

We also don’t realize how much of our cleaning products actually use really heavy chemical concoctions that, although produce great cleaning results, are very toxic to the environment. Many regular household cleaners contain chemicals such as nitrogen, phosphorus and ammonia, which as they’re rinsed down drains and flushed down toilets, enter our waterways and compromise our ecosystems. Earth Brand Pods are a simple cleaning solution that has been used for decades and prides itself on being fully environmentally friendly. It’s important to know how our everyday actions and activities can impact the earth, and how we can limit and lower our collective carbon footprint.