Increased Awareness Leads to Shift Towards Greener Cleaning
Cleaning is a task in which (hopefully) all of us partake. However, how many of us take the time to consider what kinds of products we are using and how they are affecting our bodies and the environment? An increasing number of people in the United States and around the world are shifting their attitude about the cleaning products they use towards more environmentally friendly options. This shift is due to an increase in awareness about what is in our cleaning products and the potentially harmful effects of those ingredients. The awareness of improving green cleaning methods is taking place on a government, professional, and personal level.
Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products
The shift towards more environmentally friendly cleaning products is seen most clearly at the government level. One example is Senate Bill 258, passed in California in 2017. This law, “encourages informed purchasing decisions and reduces public health impacts from exposure to potentially harmful chemicals in designated products” (SB 258, 2017). With increased regulations requiring more visibility to cleaning product ingredients, the government is affecting a shift in the public attitude. Thanks to this law, cleaning product companies are required to disclose any harmful ingredients, therefore increasing the chances that consumers will purchase the product that is more environmentally friendly. The increase in government awareness plays a huge role in the shift towards more environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Increased awareness at the workplace is another reason for the shift towards more environmentally friendly cleaning products. Employers are becoming increasingly concerned with keeping their workers happy and healthy. According to The Wilburn Company, Inc, “Not only is green cleaning eco-friendly, but it also has huge health benefits as well. Green cleaning
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