Safeway Bright Green Eco-friendly Products – Scotch Brite Greener Cleaner Green cleaning products
Posted by Norman Fong
Safeway Bright Green Eco-friendly Products are a new line of products introduced by the supermarket giant that help add to mainstream green product acceptance. Everything from CFL’s to cleaning products to paper products are represented. They try to use naturally derived and biodegradable ingredients wherever possible. While no one agency is certifying green products, they are working with a third-party, Scientific Certification Systems, in their product development and evaluation process.
Additionally Safeway was one of the first major retailers to convert its entire fleet to bio diesel, helping reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 75,000,000 pounds annually.
It is good to see that the major supermarket chains is embracing green ideals and helping to make these products, mainstream.
Check out our post: Save Money by not buying Organic
Scotch Brite Greener Cleaner Green cleaning products
Scotch Brite Greener Cleaner products are now available. They utilize biodegradable and natural ingredients, instead of metal or landfill clogging ingredients. Another example of mainstream products adopting eco-friendly, green ingredients.
While the new natural fiber non-scratch scour pads do not work as well has the old metal ones, they perform just fine.
Arm & Hammer Line of Essentials
Arm & Hammer has a line of Essentials cleaners that use plant based cleaning formulas, come with refillable spray bottles, and has ingredients that are biodegradable. Plant-based cleaner derived from Coconuts and Palm Kernel Oil and contains other biodegradable eco-sensible cleaners. It contains no harsh ammonia or phosphates. The products contain no ammonia or phosphates, and contains between 20 to 38 percent less chemicals than traditional cleaners in pre-filled 32oz bottles. They use twist on concentrated cleaning cartridges and water you supply, saving on shipping costs. You can register on their web site for coupons. The cleaners cost about $4.
MSDS documents for these cleaners are on their Commercial & Professional Products website. Some interesting facts in the documents for the All Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser:
1) Chemical ingredients are listed at 100% Proprietary, so who know what is in it
2) TOXICITY: This product is expected to be moderately toxic to aquatic animals.
3) BIOACCUMULATION: This product is moderately expected to bioaccumulate.
4) HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Toxic gas and oxides of sodium and sulfur.
While I like the concept of this product, I worry about the composition of the cleaner. Their competition is a lot more transparent about ingredients. I think I’ll stick with them.
Be sure to check out our posting on Clorox Green Works Household Cleaner, Method, Seventh Generation.
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