If there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s the planet on which we live. Every year on April 22, we celebrate the home we share by observing Earth Day. It’s a way for everyone on our planet to show support for the protection and conservation of our environment. At BISSELL, we’re constantly working to improve the environmental impact our products make, and now offer dozens of earth-friendly cleaning products for almost every corner of your home.
EPA Safer Choice Certification
When we develop new formulas for upright and portable carpet cleaners and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice Label on nearly 30 of our formulas. When you see a product with this label on it, you can rest assured that it performs well and has ingredients that are safer for human health and the environment as a whole.
The benefits of these ingredients are that they impact people and animals of all kinds in plenty of positive ways. According to the EPA, a product that contains safer ingredients lowers the risk to children and adults from hazards like cancer, neurotoxic and developmental effects, which can affect growth and learning, allergic reactions, and many other potential harms. These same products are better for indoor air and have safer ingredients for families, pets, communities, and the environment. Safer Choice-certified products are less toxic to fish and other aquatic life and they break down more quickly through natural processes, so they are less likely to become part of the food chain or damage the ecosystem.
When EPA scientists evaluate products for the Safer Choice label, they also take into account how well the product performs. So, when you pick a Safer Choice-certified BISSELL formula, you know you’re getting a product with safer ingredients that doesn’t sacrifice performance.
BETTER LIFE, Better Clean
There’s no better day than Earth Day for BISSELL to welcome BETTER LIFE natural cleaning products into the family. These products have plant-based and biodegradable cleaning ingredients and no harsh fumes. It all started in 2008, when two dads watched their kiddos crawl across the floor. As their toddlers’ tiny hands picked up dust and dirt, the concerned dads had a classic lightbulb moment. What if cleaning products could cut through the mess naturally, without compromise or concern? The two put their heads together – and they did it! More than 10 years later, BISSELL is proud to offer BETTER LIFE cleaning products, like glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, dishwashing detergent, and specialty cleaners like wood polish and granite & stone cleaner.
Speaking of those bottles, BETTER LIFE cleaning products are available in multipacks as well as refillable bulk and concentrate options, too. The one-gallon concentrate of all-purpose cleaner can make 20 regular bottles! And as if cleaning wasn’t already satisfying enough, think about how good you’ll feel when you know you’re cleaning AND helping save the planet.
3. The Natural, Sanitizing Power of Steam
Steam cleaners are another popular type of earth-friendly cleaning products we offer. When used as directed, BISSELL steam mops sanitize and eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria.* As more people use the power of steam to clean their sealed hard floors, they’re realizing that they can clean so much more than just the floors and are using steam to clean sinks, showers, windows, mattresses, pet beds and toys, and so much more. We offer a wide range of steam cleaning products, from handheld and floor steamers to 3-in-1 machines that clean floors plus high, low and hard-to-reach places around your home and even steamers that vacuum and steam your floors at the same time. These machines are safe to use around kids and pets and only require water. It’s a win-win for your wallet AND the earth!
*Using microfiber mop pads. Use as directed, results may vary. Tested under controlled lab conditions.
No matter your chosen cleaning method this Earth Day, I hope you realize using earth-friendly cleaning products are a simple and easy solution to work into the cleaning routine you likely already have. Let us handle the messes so you can enjoy outside and play some fetch with Fido, take the kiddos for a walk or just get outside to celebrate our planet. Happy Earth Day!
About Brett: Brett Parent has nearly 25 years of chemistry experience in the household cleaner industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. In his role at BISSELL, he leads the development of innovative formulas that help remove the toughest stains life, and pets, throw our way.