Still using chemical cleaners? Here are 5 reasons why you should make the switch now!
Did you know that a study in 2018 revealed that bleach-based cleaning products can be as damaging to the lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day?! Now, you might think that you don’t use bleach-based cleaners, but you may be surprised when you look at the ingredients lists of the products you are using. Even many ‘eco’ and green cleaners use harsh chemicals. Government regulations in this area are still minimal. If you are really interested to see the hazardous raw materials and warnings for any cleaning product, look up their Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) - every product is required by law to provide one upon request. You’ll find ours on each product page of our website.
We’ve put together a quick list of reasons why we think you should switch to Ecoworks Marine products, which use microbes and enzymes instead of harsh chemicals.
1. MORE POWERFUL, LESS HARMFUL
Many traditional cleaning products contain raw materials derived from the petrochemical industry. These products are first mined from the ground before being converted into chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Kerosene, Mineral Acids, Phosphates, Solvents and many more. Many of these chemicals have a large carbon footprint due to the processes of attaining them, and post-use they can find their way into the water systems, having a detrimental effect on aquatic life.
Ecoworks Marine’s range uses naturally derived ingredients such as organic acids and plant extracts to boost their effectiveness; plant extracts include Yucca, Citrus, Aloe Vera and Lavender.
If you’ve used the products, you will have noticed how incredibly powerful they are - that cleaning power comes from microbes and enzymes. The natural bacteria, and the enzymes that they produce, have the ability to clean surfaces just as well, if not better than traditional chemicals but without the environmental risk of the harsh chemicals.
2. SAFER FOR YOUR HEALTH
Cleaning is not something we can avoid, sadly! But making it healthier for you, we can.
A study in 2018 showed that bleach-based cleaning products can be as damaging to the lungs as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day.
With the study that followed 6000 people over 20 years showed significant health problems after long term use of the products. These products have also been linked to short-term effects on asthma and cancer.
3. RESIDUAL CLEANING
Like magic!? You may think it sounds like wishful thinking, but our products actually continue to work after you’ve finished cleaning.
Initially, plant extracts and enzymes provide excellent cleaning results almost instantly, as the organic acids, eco-surfactants and enzymatic process get straight to work. Then, the microbes step in; they break down organic matter and colonise an area for as long as there is a food source such as grease, fat, protein. The microbes provide a biofilm and continue to produce enzymes to provide the residual clean.
Basically, less effort, longer results. Check our ingredients page for more
4. ODOUR CONTROL
Instead of masking odours and bad smells with fragrances, Ecoworks products eradicate them in an unrivalled way by dealing with them at the source. Odours come from organic soiling. The bacteria in our products break down the organic material causing the odour and digest it, thus completely eliminating the source of the odour, rather than masking it.
In places with microscopic cracks such as bathrooms and kitchen, this can be particularly effective. Organic matter, invisible to the human eye, that leads to odours can accumulate in these areas. The microbes can better penetrate these areas than traditional cleaning products. Another area the microbes can better penetrate into is carpets and fabrics where they are highly effective and proven safe for delicate materials.
5. SAVINGS FOR YOU AND THE PLANET
By choosing concentrated products - you use far less plastic than ready-to-use products. For example, our All Surface Cleaner is 1:10 - for every one-litre bottle, you get 10 litres of product.
Want to go even further? We suggest creating your own refill station on board and buying in 5L bottles - which will give you 50 litres of ready-to-use product.
This brings significant reductions in plastic waste, storage, transport and associated CO2e. Plus, an added bonus of a far lower price per litre. The residual cleaning ability of the products means it becomes easier to clean over time and can even lead to you having to clean less often to achieve the same results.
If you are in the UK, you can buy online now. You can also search our ‘Where to Find Us’ page to find your nearest stockist across the globe. If you have any questions about finding our products or being supplied feel free to email us here to find out more.