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You do a lot to make your home habits eco-friendly, but does the way you clean measure up?
Traditional cleaning products contain chemicals designed to kill organisms like germs, mold, and odors – but what do they do to the rest of the planet, like the air we breathe, the availability of clean water, and the existence of forests?
This article deep dives into the impacts of traditional cleaning products on three areas of the environment – air, water, and land – and compares it to the impact of the iClean mini: a device destined to change the way we clean for good.
Meet the mini
Dubbed Best Invention of the Year by Times Magazine, the next generation iClean mini turns water into a cleaner that's stronger than bleach yet safe for you, your home, and the planet.
The iClean mini Gets Cleaning Down to a Science
The iClean mini takes tap water and restructures its molecules into a cleaner on demand. It uses electrolytic technology to infuse an extra oxygen atom into ordinary H2O, creating super-oxygenated water, a certified cleaner and deodorizer.
As an all-purpose cleaner, it replaces all your everyday cleaning products: surface, glass, floor, bathroom, kitchen, carpet cleaners and everything in between.
Not only does this make cleaning easy, but it helps keep millions of liters of harsh chemicals out of the environment and thousands of tons of single-use plastics out of our landfills and oceans.
Can traditional cleaning products keep up? Let's find out. Strap on your rubber gloves – we’ve got a big mess to conquer!
Impact of Traditional Cleaning Chemicals on Air Quality
Traditional Cleaning Chemicals: A Significant Source of Air Pollution
What are VOCs?
VOCs, volatile organic compounds, are organic chemical compounds that, as the EPA defines, “evaporate under normal indoor atmospheric conditions of temperature and pressure.”
The EPA’s shortlist of products containing VOCs includes various household cleaning solutions, specifically “aerosol sprays, cleansers, and disinfectants.”
In addition to the EPA’s list, VOCs may be found in toilet bowl cleaners, bleaches, fragrances, surfactants, window cleaners, carpet shampoos and other cleaning agents commonly kept under the sink.
Although VOCs are common in staple cleaning products, they are significant causes of air pollution and acid rain, potentially contributing to stratospheric ozone depletion, global climate change, aquatic toxicity, and other hazards that impact the planet’s ability to sustain itself.
The Chemical Industry is the Third Most Significant Contributor to CO2 Emissions
What are carbon emissions?
Carbon emissions (CO2) are greenhouse gases that absorb radiation and stop heat from leaving our atmosphere. The accumulated heat can result in rising global temperatures and extreme weather conditions like tropical storms and droughts.
Unsurprisingly, the #1 cause of excess carbon emissions is the burning of fossil fuels; however, what is surprising is the fact that the chemical industry – encompassing cleaning chemicals – is the third largest contributor to the earth’s total CO2 emissions!
When mini Meets Mighty
How do you avoid contributing to the carbon crisis? Can changing the way you clean impact something that seems so unrelated?
As research indicates, the impact is significant. The less we consume harsh cleaning products, the more carbon emissions we save from the planet. And you can do just that by making your cleaner in your home and on-demand with only two things: tap water and the iClean mini.
With the iClean mini, you eliminate years' worth of cleaning product consumption and reduce your carbon footprint by skipping the supply chain.
What’s more, it cleans with only one ingredient: super-oxygenated water, a solution 100% free of VOCs, toxins, and fragrances, offering zero-impact cleaning for you, your home, and the planet.
The Impact of Traditional Cleaning Chemicals on Water Quality
The Availability of Clean Water
What is aquatic toxicity?
Research published by the EPA reveals that “Many surfactants used in conventional products biodegrade slowly or biodegrade into more toxic, persistent, and bioaccumulative chemicals, threatening aquatic life.”
Toxic cleaning chemicals enter the environment during regular use. When chemically saturated sponges and cleaning clothes rinse in the sink, their residues drip down the drain and enter waterways, potentially harming the vitality of aquatic life and organisms.
The iClean mini’s Solution Turns Back to Ordinary Water
Not only does the iClean mini turn water into a toxic-free cleaner, but the solution also turns back to ordinary water and oxygen after use. This is because the third oxygen atom infused into the water is unstable, longing to return to its original form. After bonding with surface contaminants, it wears them down until they dissolve, then turns back to ordinary H2O, leaving no environmental impact.
The Impact of Traditional Cleaning Chemicals on Natural Land
Plant-Based Cleaning Products Score Four Times Worse for their Impact on Natural Land Transformation
What is natural land transformation?
Natural land transformation from agricultural processes is responsible for up to 80% of lost forests on earth. It’s the process of removing forests and ecosystems in favor of fields and greenhouses cultivated by human activity that disrupts nature's untouched, uninhibited formation.
As a safer alternative to harsh chemicals, many opt-in for plant-based cleaning products; however, while they may seem greener than bleach, many plant-based cleaning products contribute to natural land transformation four times more than traditional synthetic chemicals!
It makes sense – many cleaning chemicals, while harmful, are artificially created. Meanwhile, plant-based ‘chemicals’ rely on natural resources mass-produced in controlled, cultivated, and uprooted wild lands.
No Plants Were Harmed in the Making of the mini
Unlike alternative ‘green’ cleaning products like plant-based and glucoside-based, the iClean mini does not contribute to natural land transformation, nor does its solution contain plant products. Indeed, it uses only the power of super-oxygenated water to clean.
Traditional Cleaning Products Contribute to Plastic Waste in Land Fills
How Many Plastic Bottles Get Recycled Yearly?
According to a study published by Healthy Human Life, only 12% of plastic bottles get recycled each year. The other 88% are shoveled into landfills or left to litter areas like roadsides, beaches, and walking trails.
When you imagine plastic bottles, the idea of drinking bottles may spring to mind; however, there’s another culprit to the plastic crisis: spray bottles.
tersano Prevents Thousands of Tons of Plastic Bottles from Entering the Environment
The iClean mini turns water into a solution on-site and on demand. Its regenerative technologies last for years of use, preventing thousands of tons of plastics from entering landfills and natural habitats.
More than this, for every iClean mini sold, trees are planted globally, allowing you to take direct, restorative action against deforestation.
Despite their worldwide availability, traditional cleaning products present various environmental challenges, like air pollution, water contamination, and deforestation. Nonetheless, good cleaning practices are essential for a healthy and happy home.
The iClean mini strikes a balance between eco-friendly and effective cleaning, providing you with both a clean home and planet.
Are you ready to change the way you clean for good? Try the iClean mini, today!