Safe, Effective Products
We’ve worked hard to find products that not only pass our screens for environmental and human safety but are also just as effective – if not more – than their mainstream counterparts.
Greening the Cleaning®
The award-winning Greening the Cleaning® products have been developed by The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center™ at Hackensack University Medical Center. GTC® products are derived from renewable natural resources like plants and fruits, so they are safe for you, your family and the environment. Imus Greening the Cleaning® discloses all product ingredients unlike most other product brands.
And, they work as well as, or better than most leading brands without the use of hazardous ingredients, are safer to use and environmentally responsible. 100% of all profits from their institutional products go to the Center to help identify, control and ultimately prevent exposures to environmental factors that may cause adult, and especially pediatric cancer, as well as other health problems with our children.
We choose Miele Vacuums – which are purchased at a locally owned business – because of their high-quality and Active HEPA filters. The simple act of vacuuming can be traumatic for allergy and asthma sufferers because for the intense volume of airborne dust particles that some vacuums can stir up and release into the air. These particles can actually stay airborne for hours. The Miele Active HEPA filter solves this problem and offers real relief. Because of the airtight design of Miele vacuum cleaners, the Active HEPA filter working in tandem with the unique Intensive Clean Plus dustbag delivers exhaust air that is virtually cleaner than the air outside your home.
The Optimist Co.
This locally owned company is another favorite recommendation for clients who like to maintain their homes and offices between Cleangreen visits. The Optimist Co. develops home cleaning products that use trusted, easy-to-recognize and non-toxic ingredients – and they encourage you to make your own with their DIY kit!
For smaller tasks and donations, we often use Mrs. Meyer’s. They use essential oils from garden-fresh flowers and herbs that are especially powerful against dirt, grime, fingerprints and the like. Their philosophy is to make straightforward, honest cleaners that smell good and work. They are also aroma-therapeutic.