Ecological cleaning products are available in great quantity and many of them are environmentally certified. It is often possible to get by entirely without the purchase of specific cleaning products if natural materials like vinegar and salt are available. Overuse of soaps and cleaning agents is harmful and expensive for the environment. Chemicals do not disappear when they go down the sink, They continue through the sewage system and end up in the ocean. There they continue to be active and can damage marine life. Even though chemicals may eventually biodegrade in nature, we do not always know how fast that happens and sometimes the decomposed products are more harmful than the original substance itself. Avoiding the use of unneccessary and strong chemicals and only using the minimum amount of detergents, is safest.
In general, water in Iceland is softer than in most parts of Europe, so less soap and detergents can be used here than there. The inhabitants of the Earth use an enormous amount of toilet paper which has to decompose in nature. By selecting environmentally friendly paper napkins and toilet paper we can reduce the harm to our environment. The same goes for diapers, sanitary napkins, and other once-used products. Here, in the section of ’Cleaning Products’, all information on the packaging is listed and environmental certifications and other certifications are explained in detail.

 

Birt:
Feb. 15, 2014
Uppruni:
Náttúran.is
Tilvitnun:
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir, Ingibjörg Elsa Björnsdóttir „Hreinlætisvörur á Náttúrumarkaði“, Náttúran.is: Feb. 15, 2014 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2007/10/31/hreinltisvrur-nttrumarkai/ [Skoðað:July 16, 2019]
Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: Oct. 31, 2007
breytt: March 28, 2014

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