Frequently Asked Questions
What are earth brand cleaning pods
Earth Brand cleaning pods are the future of sustainable cleaning. Each pod is about one ounce of concentrated cleaning solution in a fully-dissolvable, earth-friendly film. Once the pod completely dissolves in water, it leaves behind a safe but powerful and ready-to-spray household cleaner.
HOW DO EARTH BRAND PODS WORK?
Earth Brand cleaning pods are very easy to use!
- Drop the pod in a 750-1000ml spray bottle (most spray bottles are this size).
- Fill the spray bottle with cold to warm water & screw on the spray nozzle.
- Wait 1-2 minutes and give it a light shake to mix fully.
- Spray on the surface and get cleaning!
WHAT PRODUCTS DOES EARTH BRAND OFFER?
There are four different solutions for use around the home:
- Disinfectant Cleaner
- Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner
- Multi-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner
- Bathroom & Shower Cleaner
IS THE PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?
YES! Both our bottles and pouch packaging are 100% recyclable (where facilities exist).
I WANT TO DO MY PART FOR THE PLANET, BUT WHY SHOULD I BUY EARTH BRAND PODS?
There are two HUGE reasons why Earth Brand Pods make sense versus traditional cleaners:
- Less Plastic. Why throw away perfectly good bottles after you finish them? Reuse them! Each 3-Pod pouch eliminates THREE spray bottles from having to be recycled – or even worse – ending up in a landfill (less than 10% of plastic is recycled in Canada) or our waterways.
- Less Pollution – Traditional cleaners are mostly water. Water is heavy. Shipping heavy (mostly water) cleaners around our huge country produces a LOT of unnecessary carbon emissions. Our pods are 99% lighter than traditional cleaning products.
ARE THE PRODUCTS SAFE FOR USE AROUND THE HOME? WHAT ABOUT KIDS AND PETS?
YES – While we always remind everyone to be safe when using any cleaning product, no gloves, masks or protective eyewear is necessary when using our cleaners.
It’s always important to keep cleaning products out of reach of children and pets. If little ones or pets do happen to come across a pod and try to eat them, our formulas have a bittering agent added that will induce a spit-out reaction. Please read the package for further information.
HOW ARE EARTH BRAND PODS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER “REFILLS” ON THE MARKET?
Unlike some of Earth Brands competitors, our pods leave behind very little packaging waste. The pods completely dissolve in water, and our minimalist packaging is 100% recyclable.
WHERE CAN I BUY EARTH BRAND CLEANING PODS?
You can find Earth Brand pods at select retailers across Canada or you can buy them now on Amazon. Learn more about the packs here:
- Kitchen & Bathroom – Bottle & Pouch Pack
- Bathroom & Disinfectant – Bottle & Pouch Pack
- The Complete Pack – All four products – Bottles & Pouches
- Pouches Only – A 3-Pod Pouch
Look for them at your local grocery store, home improvement store or pharmacy. Earth Brand is working closely with many retailers across Canada and are becoming available at more stores every month!
ARE EARTH BRAND PRODUCTS SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
YES – The products are pending Green Seal certification. Green Seal is a non-profit organization that develops standards for sustainability. Green Seal has tested the pods and given their seal of approval meaning the pods meet their standards for the highest level of green! You can find out more info here: www.greenseal.org
ARE EARTH BRAND PRODUCTS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN SOME OF THE NATIONAL BRANDS I’M FAMILIAR WITH?
No! Surprised? Not only are you helping the planet by purchasing and using the Earth Brand Pods, but you can also save money while you’re at it!
Compared to a traditional, national brand cleaning product, a pod purchased in a 3-Pod Pouch can save you 25-75% per bottle!
IF EARTH BRAND PODS ARE MADE WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY INGREDIENTS, HOW TOUGH ARE THEY ON DIRT AND GRIME?
Gone are the days when “environmentally-friendly” means ineffective when it comes to cleaners. Our company has been formulating cleaning products for more than 60 years. Over that time, we have been able to utilize leading-edge technology to formulate environmentally-friendly cleaning products that are not only safer to use but do the job as good as (or better than!) older, harsher cleaners.
IF EARTH BRAND IS SO ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, WHY DO YOU OFFER PLASTIC BOTTLES?
Earth Brand will always put the earth first, but we need to be practical and make sure that everyone has a sturdy bottle that they can reuse if they need it! We have bottles for sale, but encourage anyone who has their own bottle to skip that step and just purchase a pack of pods.
If you do decide to purchase one of our bottles, buy the 3-Pod pouch when your bottle is almost gone!