Across the world, cleaning products are a part of our everyday lives. But how often do we consider the impacts of our use? With landfills becoming scarce, pollution, and environmental devastation, we forget that what we throw away does not always disappear. Or what we buy does not always fulfill our expectations of being environmentally friendly. This series focuses on our choices doing more harm than good.
Within this edition of Navigating the Compassion Maze, we focus on ‘eco’ cleaning products that cause more harm than good. And we suggest ways to ensure you do not miss out on tidiness while protecting the environment.
Every day, we as consumers seek out products to suit our values. We browse the supermarkets, online stores, markets, and shop fronts in search of items we want or need, paying attention to what sets each item apart. For many, it’s price and quality. For others, the focus is on the environmental impact. When we decide on our purchase, our choice makes us typically feel fulfilled in some form. However, what if our choices were doing more harm than good? This blog focusses on the ‘cruelty-free’ and ‘vegan’ loopholes businesses use to greenwash products.