Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products for Home & Commercial Use

In today's eco-conscious world, the demand for environmentally friendly cleaning products is on the rise. However, with so many options on the market, it can be challenging to identify which ones are truly sustainable. At Hanleys, we're committed to helping you make informed choices for both your home and commercial cleaning needs. In this guide, we'll delve into the key factors to consider when selecting eco-friendly cleaning products, empowering you to make environmentally responsible decisions.

Understanding eco-friendly cleaning products:

Before diving into the selection process, it's essential to understand what sets eco-friendly cleaning products apart. These products are designed to minimise their impact on the environment throughout their lifecycle, from production to disposal. They typically feature natural, biodegradable ingredients and avoid harsh chemicals that can harm ecosystems and human health.

How to identify eco-friendly cleaning products

1. Ingredients: Look for cleaning products that prioritise natural, plant-based ingredients over synthetic chemicals. Alternately, biological and enzyme cleaners are more effective than vinegar but less harmful to the environment than harsh chemicals.

2. Certifications: Check for third-party certifications, such as the GECA ecolabel, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safer Choice label or certifications from recognised eco-friendly organisations. These certifications validate a product's environmental claims.

3. Packaging: Opt for products with minimal packaging and recyclable materials to reduce waste. Refillable containers and concentrates also help minimise environmental impact.

4. Biodegradability: Choose cleaning products and single use products that are biodegradable, meaning they break down naturally into harmless substances after use. This helps prevent pollution of waterways and soil.

5. Eco-Friendly Practices: Consider the manufacturer and distributor's overall commitment to sustainability, including their production processes, energy usage, and waste management practices. Check out Hanleys sustainable business practices here.

Recommended eco-friendly cleaning products

1.    Eco-Friendly Bathroom & Toilet: Pro Blue’s Total Bathroom Cleaner 5L is formulated with bacteria to provide enhanced cleaning power that keeps working. It’s boosted with gentle organic food acids and 3 different strain digesting enzymes. If you’ve got urinals in your men’s bathrooms, the Pro Blue Urinal Cleaner Tabs with Pro-Active Bacteria 5kg are specifically formulated to clean and reduce the unpleasant odours associated with urinals. Plus, they’re individually wrapped in water soluble film. Both of these Pro Blue products and others in the range are grey water and septic safe.

2.    Natural All Purpose Surface Spray: Say goodbye to harsh chemicals with Enzyme Wizard’s All Purpose Spray 1L. The enzymes in this All Purpose Surface Spray break down oily film and grime build-up into their basic elements. Not to mention, it’s pH neutral, a soap free formula, biodegradable, septic safe, plant based and vegan friendly. Check out the full Enzyme Wizard range for more eco-friendly cleaning products.

3.    Mould Remover: If you’ve got issues with mould, and the vinegar just won’t cut it, Actichem’s Mould Remover & Sanitiser is the perfect product. Coming in a 5L bottle, this solution is environmentally friendly, GECA Certified and chlorine free.

4.    Toilet Paper & Paper Towel: ESG toilet tissue and hand towel comes in a 100% recycled range, stocked conveniently in the Hanleys warehouse. Alternately, Veora Ecoz range includes toilet roll and multifold towel which is FSC® Certified. Our most popular ESG toilet tissue line is the ESG 619-CS 2-ply.

5.    Degradable Bin Liners: Austar offers a large range of degradable bin liners. From liners for 18L desk bins right up to 240L wheelie bins, Austar has an environmentally-friendly bin bag for every bin.

Beyond our environmentally responsible cleaning chemical and washroom supplies, Hanleys stocks a broad range of environmentally responsible food service products, including brands such as Glad and Envirochoice.

By prioritising eco-friendly cleaning products, you can contribute to a healthier planet while maintaining a clean and sanitary environment in your home or business. At Hanleys, we're dedicated to providing you with a wide range of sustainable cleaning options that meet your needs without compromising on performance. With the tips and recommendations outlined in this guide, you can confidently identify and select eco-friendly cleaning products for a greener, cleaner future.