Anyone working within the cleaning contract industry will understand the importance of investing in high-quality cleaning supplies. Unfortunately, many industry-standard cleaning products are often made from toxic chemicals and non-renewable sources that can be detrimental to the well-being of users, and the planet.

As a result, a rapid shift towards more sustainable cleaning alternatives has emerged. Eco-friendly cleaning products aim to provide a high-quality clean that is much safer for users and the environment.

In this article, we explore the 3 key benefits of swapping traditional cleaning products for more eco-friendly alternatives.


1: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products are Better for the Environment

The first and probably most obvious advantage of using sustainable cleaning products is that they are much safer for the environment. From 2-Butoxyethanol (toxic to aquatic life) to chlorine (linked to an increase in smog), plenty of common cleaning chemicals are known to cause detrimental damage to the environment.

In contrast to traditional products, eco-friendly cleaning products are often composed of biodegradable and non-toxic ingredients that easily decompose in the environment without causing any harmful impact.

Our Triple 8 multi-purpose cleaner is manufactured with the environment in mind, giving a high-concentrate clean that doesn’t impact the environment. Packaged in recyclable bottles, and made from biodegradable chemicals, the triple 8 range is a perfect solution for commercial and contract cleaners.

2:  Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Reduce Waste

Due to the toxic chemicals within, many conventional cleaning products are often packaged in single-use plastics and can’t be recycled. Shockingly, only 5% of the plastic produced worldwide is actually recycled, with most going to landfill. When these plastics get thrown away, the residue chemicals inside get released into the atmosphere and ground, polluting the air and nearby waterways.

As eco-cleaning products are made with biodegradable and non-toxic chemicals, they can be responsibly disposed of or recycled for use again. Some environmentally friendly cleaning products may be packaged in reusable packaging, or with refillable products. Our Triple 8 Dose range is a perfect example of this. Made from biodegradable, high-concentrate chemicals, one 1L bottle can fill up to 100 spray bottles, which can be recycled after use. This provides a deep clean, for less money and damage to the environment.


3: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products are better for the health and comfort of users

Without toxic chemicals involved, cleaning is no longer a dangerous task. People in regular contact with chemicals can experience ‘build up’ which means they can experience skin problems and other health issues after years of exposure.

Using the right dilution rates, sustainable cleaning products are just as effective as chemical cleaners but won’t produce harmful fumes or be corrosive on the skin. This means there’s no need for commercial cleaning companies to spend money on protective uniforms and can ensure their employees remain healthy and don’t develop any respiratory or skin conditions.

When cleaning commercial areas, the users of the space are also important to consider, not just the cleaners themselves. The residue left over from surface sprays or air fresheners can cause health problems for those that regularly use the space. Using eco-friendly products can ensure cleaning companies keep their staff and clients safe.

Sustainable cleaning products from Castle

At Castle, we are passionate about shaping a better future for the generations to come. That is why we place sustainability at the core of our business.

By continually challenging ourselves and our partners, we can optimise our sustainability through new initiatives and innovations to become more efficient, less wasteful, and positively impact the environment.

Our range of commercial and household cleaning solutions are all manufactured with the environment in mind. By using our products, you can achieve a deeper clean without causing harming your health or the planet.

To find out more about how we can help you achieve your environmental goals, contact a member of the team at Castle.