Why Go Green: 5 Benefits of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
You’re probably wondering, why should you switch from the big-name cleaners you’ve always used to an eco-friendly newcomer like DAZZ?
We get it - change is scary. It’s hard to break up with an old beau, especially if it’s a cleaner you’ve been using for years. Hear us out, though, because we make a pretty convincing argument for why you should take a trip to the green side (the grass is always greener, right?).
Reduces Plastic Pollution
Did you know that, each year, over a billion plastic spray bottles are tossed in the U.S.? That’s equal parts crazy and terrifying. According to a study published by the peer-reviewed journal, only 9% of global plastic waste is being recycled...and the rest of it is finding a new home in the landfills or the oceans.
We’re not too happy about these statistics, so we decided to do something about them. Our concentrated cleaning tablets make it easy to reuse the same spray bottle over and over again. No more tossing out a bottle every time you run out of cleaning product. With DAZZ, you can either purchase one of our bottles or you can use one you already have and just buy the refill tablets. Add warm tap water and BOOM. You’ve got a powerful cleaner without having to add to that pesky plastic problem (try saying that three times fast).
With your help, we’ve saved hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles from the landfill since 2016. How’s that for a clean-up?
Smaller Carbon Footprint
So here’s the deal: a footprint isn’t just something you leave in the sand. It’s also a measure of the environmental impact you and your actions have had on the planet. If you want to get real technical, Merriam-Webster says that your carbon footprint is “the amount of greenhouse gases and specifically carbon dioxide emitted by something (such as a person's activities or a product's manufacture and transport) during a given period.” Basically, it’s a big deal.
When you buy green cleaning products, you’re oftentimes supporting a smaller carbon footprint. Here at DAZZ, we make shipping greener and cheaper by a) not shipping water and b) sending smaller packages. When you don’t need to buy a new plastic bottle every time you order cleaning supplies, it saves transportation space and decreases carbon emissions from shipping.
Plus, it’s cheaper for us and for you.
Speaking of cheaper, let’s talk money for a sec. Besides saving on shipping costs, you could also save on your cleaning products in general if you make the switch to green.
We’ll let you in on a little secret: when you buy a new bottle of cleaning solution from the grocery store, you’re mostly paying for two things: the plastic bottle and the water.
But imagine if you didn’t have to buy a new bottle every time, and if you could just use tap water from your own home. The only thing you’d need is the cleaning solution, and DAZZ has your back on that one. Our tablet refill packets come with enough concentrated cleaning tablets to fill four 32oz spray bottles, valuing at less than $2 per bottle. You don’t have to pay $4 for a bunch of water and plastic anymore, and both the environment and your wallet will be thanking you.
Another cool thing about green cleaners is they have ingredients that don’t make you scratch your head in confusion...ammonium chloride? bleach? ethanol? dyes with a random number attached?
It’s important to know what you’re exposing yourself and your family to, and it’s important to know that those ingredients are safe. Here’s our typical rule of thumb: yay to non-toxic ingredients, nay to harsh chemicals. Other brands may not want you to know this, but cleaning products can still be effective even without all those toxins in them. Not to brag or anything, but DAZZ tablets were tested by TURI Laboratories at the University of Massachusetts, and the results showed DAZZ outperforming leading brands.
With DAZZ products, there are no smoke screens around our ingredients. Everything in the tablets is food-grade and/or found in nature, and we list each component on our product pages. We’re not about secrets (and we’re not very good at keeping them either).
Safer For Your Family
When it comes down to it, you want a cleaning product that’s not just better for the environment, but better for your family as well. You care about the health of your kids, your pets, and yourself, so why not do something about it?
Your home is where you spend much of your time, especially these days, so it’s important to make sure it’s as safe as possible for everyone. No more having to crack a window each time you clean the bathroom, and no more worrying that your dog might lick the floor after you just wiped it with bleach.
It’s time to make a cleaner, greener, and safer (almost made it with the rhyme) choice.