Charlie's Corner

January 29, 2020

New Year’s Resolution: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Helping to save the earth is a wonderful environmentally conscious resolution, and you can do your part easily. All you need to do is switch to eco-friendly cleaning products, like those from Charlie’s Soap. Check out the big difference a few small household changes can make for the planet as a whole. 

Top Environmentally Conscious Resolution

Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products gives the earth a huge break. That’s because they don’t unleash the harmful array of chemicals found in many traditional cleaning products. Some of the most notable chemical culprits include:

  • Phosphorus: Laundry detergents, other products
  • Nitrogen: Glass, surface, and floor cleaners
  • Ammonia: Degreasers, sanitizers, other products
  • Volatile Organic Compounds: Group of chemicals found in many products, from clothes whiteners to disinfectants

The first three on the list – phosphorus, nitrogen and ammonia – are particularly hazardous to our waterways. And they make it into our waterways consistently. Waste treatment facilities don’t remove these chemicals from the water before it reaches our streams, lakes, and rivers. This results in large quantities of the chemicals building up and wreaking havoc on marine and animal life.

Phosphorus, nitrogen and ammonia are frequently used as fertilizers in the agricultural industry, and they can make dense vegetation grow like crazy.  This vegetation ends up clogging waterways and crowding out animal life and other plant life.

Because the vegetation’s lifespan is sped-up by the super-charged fertilizers, it all tends to die off in huge quantities. This leaves masses of decaying plant life polluting the water and robbing it of oxygen. Algae starts to grow, and the marine life and other animals start to die off. This results in even more decay and, eventually, water that’s not suitable for bathing, cooking or drinking.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are especially hazardous to air quality, both inside the house while cleaning and outside the house if you open the windows. These compounds actually contribute to smog.

Meet Charlie’s Soap Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

With natural ingredients and the mission to “Live Green and Deep Clean,” Charlie’s Soap eco-friendly cleaning products are much kinder to the earth than traditional cleaners. And you have a handful of products from which to choose:

  • Laundry Liquid – Safer Choice
  • Kitchen & Bath Household Cleaner – Safer Choice
  • Laundry Powder – Safer Choice
  • Laundry Pre-Spray – Safer Choice
  • Natural Indoor & Outdoor Cleaner
  • Oxygen Bleach: Non-Chlorine Bleach
  • Biodegradable Booster & Hard Water Treatment

Even better, the first four products on the above list are even Safer Choice Certified. Safer Choice certification is based on things like a product’s performance, ingredients, pH levels, and packaging.

Kicking off the New Year with an environmentally conscious mindset can make the world a better place for everyone. Shop the selection of Charlie’s Soap eco-friendly cleaning products now.

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