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Tips for Shopping for Green Cleaners: What to Know

Written by Greystar
Edited by Greystar
Greystar Green March 14, 2014

If you are concerned with green apartment living, then you need to be careful when shopping for cleaners. The following are a few things you should know about buying green cleaners:

  • Avoiding chemicals – Many cleaning products contain potentially harmful chemicals. Avoid petroleum derived chemicals such as monoethanolamine and ammonia, which can irate your respiratory system. You should also stay away from chlorine, phthalates and alkylphenol ethoxylates as well as tricolosan, which is a possible carcinogen. Always look for non-toxic, plant-based or water-based products.
  • Look for sustainable packaging – Look for cleaners made using recycled packaging and buy in bulk when it’s possible.
  • High quality performance – Of course, you’ll want to pick out a cleaner that still performs well. Look at reviews for different green cleaning products on Consumer Reports in order to find out how eco-friendly they are and how well they will perform.

Keep these things in mind when looking for an environmentally friendly cleaning product to use in your apartment.

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