11 Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

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One of the most frequently asked questions by visitors to the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab is “Do green cleaning products really work?” Happily, we can now answer that yes they do, though this wasn’t always the case. As consumers have become more concerned about the ingredients found in regular cleaning products and opt to make their own homemade cleaners or purchase those with plant-based formulas, manufacturers have been hard at work finding new, effective yet sustainable alternative ingredients — meaning the performance of eco-responsible cleaning products is absolutely improving. You can expect eco-friendly cleaning supplies and tools to tout benefits like biodegradable formulas, ingredients sourced from renewable plants instead of non-renewable petroleum, refillable containers, and packaging made from higher percentages of recycled plastic or no plastic at all.

When we test eco-friendly cleaning products in the GH Cleaning Lab, we evaluate them just as we do any other

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