The answer depends on who you ask that question. There is no fixed definition of what an eco-friendly cleaning product is. It largely depends on the standards used. How far are you willing to go to be truly eco-friendly? Some eco-friendly cleaning products contain eco-friendly ingredients that do not cause damage to the environment. That’s where we take things a step further. Because developing a truly eco-friendly cleaning product, means thinking of more than just the composition of the product itself.
How eco-friendly cleaning products usually are considered
To be honest, it doesn’t take that much to develop a cleaning product, or any other product that is marketable as “eco-friendly”. When it comes to cleaning products specifically, using organic or otherwise harmless materials as a formula for the product (usually a liquid) is often enough to be deemed eco friendly. And indeed: the product itself is. But is that really the whole story? We like to think a few steps beyond this.
What are eco-friendly cleaning products? Our take on this
What does it mean to be truly eco-friendly? In our vision this means leaving as little of an ecological footprint as possible throughout the entire cycle of the product. Form production to end of life, which for an eco-friendly product of course means either being fully biodegradable or being fully recyclable.
This vision compelled us to think of ways to make our entire production chain, distribution and our products as eco-friendly as possible. This starts with the manufacturing process. Everything you see and touch with our ECO tabs is eco-friendly. All packaging is biodegradable. One of the biggest factors that contribute to pollution is shipping products. Even we can’t think of a way to make shipping fully eco-friendly, but we have tried our very best. How? By offering our cleaning products not as a liquid, which takes up a lot of space and uses a lot of packaging, but as a powder, pre-packed in eco-friendly tabs. This way, our products take up only a fraction of the space conventional cleaning products do. This greatly reduces our ecological footprint while shipping.
By making eco-friendly tabs, we have eliminated the problem of having to flush away a waste product that causes harm to the environment. But there is more. The amount of bottles that are thrown away is staggering. Therefore we have not only developed a 100% eco-friendly bottle; it’s a bottle you can reuse. This sounds awfully simple, but in practice most bottles of regular cleaning products can’t be used again, simply because you are unable to buy refill packaging. With Blinky, you can.
So, what are eco-friendly cleaning products? We believe that Blinky’s ECO tabs are truly eco-friendly, because we thought of the bigger picture.
How to use them
Using our cleaning products is incredibly easy. Just add the ECO tab and water to the bottle, shake, and you have your cleaning product. We currently offer six varieties for all your cleaning needs.