In recent years, we've learnt that those with vegan diets tend to have a lower carbon, water and ecological footprints than their meat or fish eating counterparts. But outside of the diet, there's a whole vegan lifestyle to consider - one free-from any animal products. And here at cleen, we're most concerned with what that means for our cleaning routine!
So when we choose vegan cleaning products, are they automatically eco-friendly?
The short answer is no!
Whilst not using animal ingredients usually makes the products more ethical, it doesn't necessarily mean they're good for the environment or even cruelty-free.
Why? One word - greenwashing.
Greenwashing is where a company makes out their products or services are sustainable and environmentally friendly solely for the purpose of marketing and PR.
Beware of household & cleaning products that use the fact they're not made with animal ingredients to misleadingly illustrate their eco-friendliness. For example, that surface spray might be proudly vegan but is it packaged in single-use plastic? That loo cleaner might be free-from animal ingredients but is it made with harmful chemicals that damage our oceans?
For a cleaning product to be eco-friendly we believe it should be:
- Made sustainably
- Naturally derived
And that's what you'll find in a cleen box. We do the hard work of researching, sourcing & testing the best eco-friendly cleaning products the UK has to offer so you can trust that what you're getting is truly environmentally friendly.
Once again we're supporting Veganuary, and have created a special offer especially meaning you can save 20% off your first box with code VEGAN22 at our checkout throughout the month of January.