SKOSH VS THE DIRTY CLEANING INDUSTRY
Have you ever reflected on the cleaning industry? What does it look like today and what could be improved? The fact is that the cleaning industry is not as clean as it seems to be.
Have you ever walked around your local store and reflected on how many plastic packages are actually on the shelves? You get surprised when you start reflecting on it. Did you know, for example, that disposable bottles in the household, among other things, contribute to enormous amounts of greenhouse gases? A new study from the scientific journal Nature shows that with the pace at which we are now moving towards production, the global plastics industry will contribute 15 percent of the total emissions of greenhouse gas by the year 2050.
In addition, even more emissions are created by transporting cleaning products, which consist of 95% water. Transporting these products leads to huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the trucks. In addition, the bottles are usually not suitable for reuse, which contributes to wastage. Packaging and empty bottles usually end up on tips in the end, where very few of these bottles are actually recycled. Many of these products also contain toxic ingredients such as chlorine, ammonia and formaldehyde to name a few, which are neither good for humans nor the environment. Sustainable cleaning is about using organic products and methods that are better for the environment but also for our health. Environmentally friendly cleaning products can reduce air and water emissions but also help to tackle ozone depletion and climate change in the future.
So what can lead to less emissions and a cleaner cleaning industry?
To begin with, the first step is to stop transporting water all over the world to provide us with cleaning products. Only by having dry products can we reduce emissions somewhat significantly. Another important part of this is to pack cleaning products easily and have one efficient packaging leading to less waste. Keep in mind that the package and packaging should be possible to recycle, and to have reusable bottles and to have products that are concentrated rather than filled with water. As you understand, this is something we have invested heavily in when it comes to the realization of our products and our packaging of our products. All this has been important for us to reduce emissions mentioned earlier. Clean and sustainable cleaning has been and is our focus in everything we do.
But we must not forget that we must not only think about the environment, our planet or us, but also the animals on this planet. Have you ever thought that cleaning products can be vegan? It may come as a bit of a surprise to many that cleaning products are not automatically vegan. But this is actually the case, that many of the cleaning products out there do not have the vegan certification, which can be due to a number of different things. But there may be some reasons why the company makes the products from or from animals or contains ingredients that have been tested on animals anywhere in the world. Some ingredients which one should beware of that makes a product not vegan include tallow, beeswax and lanolin which is wool grease.
We care as much about the environment as about us who live on the planet and therefore all our products are vegan and have the vegan certification. For a change to take place, we must work together, one step at a time, to ultimately have a clean cleaning industry for humans, animals and, of course, our environment.
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