The Benefits of Eco Friendly Cleaning Products

Eco friendly cleaning products are becoming highly popular due to the looming climate crisis and our understanding of the impact that CO2 emissions and plastic waste has on the environment. The need for effective and sustainable cleaners is evident.

There are huge benefits to switching to green cleaning. There are a lot of risks associated with traditional, non-biodegradable chemical cleaning products – opting for natural alternatives is the way forward. 

The EnviroShot cleaning range from Shorrock Trichem aims to provide effective cleaning solutions in environmentally friendly formats.

What are eco friendly cleaning products?

Eco friendly cleaning products are products made without harsh non-biodegradable chemicals and typically have a biodegradable formula, often in compostable packaging or free from single use plastics. 

Cleaning products that are safer for the environment are usually made up of organic substances rather than harmful chemicals that won’t biodegrade. Many eco-friendly companies will package their products in recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging, or create a reusable bottle system.

Eco friendly cleaning products will still be formulated to kill bacteria and thoroughly clean the areas they are designed to target.

What household cleaning products are eco-friendly?

Most common household cleaning products can be made environmentally-friendly. The most popular cleaners that have been made green are:

  • Surface Sanitisers
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Spray
  • Glass and Stainless Steel Cleaners
  • Air Fresheners
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Toilet Cleaners
  • Descalers
  • Degreasers
  • Detergent and Laundry Pods
  • Dishwasher Tablets

Not only do household cleaning products need to be more environmentally friendly, it is crucial that businesses begin to turn to greener cleaning alternatives. We can supply businesses with space-saving, highly effective eco-friendly cleaning products that are best suited to your industry and daily needs.

Benefits of eco friendly cleaning products

Why should you use eco friendly cleaning products? There are so many benefits to switching to green cleaners. Not only does it help the environment, but it can be better for your own health too.

  1. Safer for the environment

The obvious benefit to eco-friendly cleaning products is that they are far safer for the environment. Most non-biodegradable chemical cleaners include ingredients (sometimes known carcinogens) that are extremely harmful, if not deadly, to wildlife and aquatic life. 

Chemicals, or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), in traditional cleaners such as:

  • Phthalates
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
  • Limonene
  • Chlorine
  • Ammonia
  • Perchloroethylene (PERC)
  • Sodium Hydroxide

… and many more all cause serious harm to animals, nature and, in a lot of cases, have been found to have a negative effect on humans.

Green cleaning products will also not be tested on animals, which is a huge positive.

2. Less harmful 

Eco friendly cleaners are far better to use on hard surfaces. This is because the compounds are less corrosive and will clean gently without being harsh and damaging.

Eco cleaners are also far safer for human health. Non-biodegradable, chemical-based cleaners can be caustic, release irritating fumes and allergens. Conventional cleaning methods may cause respiratory irritation, broken skin, chemical burns, allergic reactions and even poisoning. 

Over-exposure to these chemicals can be highly dangerous. Businesses in the cleaning industry must begin to make the switch to green cleaning products for the safety of their employees and the climate.

Our Eco Friendly Kitchen Surface Sanitiser is food-safe and is effective against bacteria, yeasts and enveloped viruses.

3. Reduces Plastic Waste

Single-use plastics are highly detrimental to the planet. Plastics are one of the worst materials responsible for overflowing landfills, the death of wildlife and harm to marine life. 

Green cleaners are typically packaged in:

  • Recyclable materials
  • Biodegradable materials
  • Multi-use, refillable bottles

The EnviroShot Eco Friendly Bathroom Surface Cleaner effectively kills 99.9% of all bacteria and comes in a pack of 20 lightweight, soluble capsules. 

The EnviroShot cleaning range encourages users to reuse their bottles and refill them using our powdered sachet or soluble tablets. The refillable element helps to reduce plastic waste and the capsules contribute to a 95% reduction in transport emissions compared to ready to use spray bottles.

The benefit of storing the sachets in small cardboard boxes is that if users choose not to recycle, then we are sending something to the landfill that will still break down naturally.

4. Conserves resources

A lot of eco friendly cleaning products are multi-use, which saves you buying a large range of products to clean each area in your home or business. The refillable element of zero waste household cleaning products can allow for easier storage, as dissolvable cleaners will likely be packaged in smaller sachets or in tablet-form.

You won’t need a large storage cupboard to store bulky, heavy supplies of cleaning products. For businesses, refillable cleaners are far easier to store and use, saving valuable time on maintenance.

5. Efficient cleaners

There is little evidence to suggest that traditional chemical cleaners are more effective than eco-conscious ones. In fact, some biodegradable cleaners are more effective in certain areas as the risk of surface damage is far less. 


What are the best eco-friendly cleaning products?

The best eco-friendly cleaning products are zero-waste, compostable or fully recyclable. They should be made from natural, biodegradable ingredients and still remain effective against bacteria in the home and/or workplace.

Eco cleaning products are becoming more popular as the fight against the climate crisis becomes more crucial. It is important that businesses work towards using and supplying greener products, particularly within the cleaning industry.

Where to buy eco friendly cleaning products

The EnviroShot range by Shorrock Trichem offers high-quality, eco friendly cleaning products that are kind to the planet whilst being effective against germs and bacteria. 

Discover the benefits of Eco Friendly Cleaning Products with EnviroShot by Shorrock Trichem. Purchase individual products for the home or get in touch with us today for bulk business orders.