Have you ever thought about where all the cleaning chemicals you use end up? Each time you rinse out a sponge in your sink, run your washing machine, or flush toilet cleaner, those cleaning chemicals go down the drain with the wastewater.
Although wastewater treatment facilities make every attempt to remove the cleaning chemicals, some are particularly hard to remove. Those chemicals end up being discharged into rivers, streams, and oceans where they can affect plants and wildlife. They can eventually contaminate our food and water supplies.
Green cleaning is getting rid of those chemical cleaners in favor of cleaning products that aren’t harmful to our environment. And although some commercial green cleaners may be more expensive than conventional cleaners, you can always make your own green cleaning products for a fraction of the cost.
The following infographic from GCC Facilities Management highlights some of the environmental hazards of conventional cleaners and busts some myths about green cleaning products.