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Green Cleaning vs Sustainable Cleaning: What’s the Difference?

Today we’re going to talk about two buzzwords in the cleaning industry: “green cleaning” and “sustainable cleaning”. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. We are going to explore the differences between the two in the post.


Green Cleaning


Green cleaning is a cleaning process that uses environmentally friendly products to reduce harmful chemicals in the air and water. It also minimizes the impact on the environment by using products that are biodegradable and have recyclable packaging. Green cleaning is an effective way to reduce the amount of toxins and chemicals released into the air, making it a healthier option for your home or office.


Examples of green cleaning products include:

  • Vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Lemon juice

  • Castile soap

  • Essential oils


Sustainable Cleaning


Sustainable cleaning takes green cleaning a step further. It’s not just about using eco-friendly products, but also about implementing sustainable practices into the cleaning process. Sustainable cleaning is a holistic approach that takes into account the entire cleaning process, from the products used to the methods of cleaning and disposal of waste.

Sustainable cleaning focuses on reducing the overall environmental impact of cleaning, such as using energy-efficient cleaning equipment and minimizing water usage. It also involves reducing waste through recycling and composting. Sustainable cleaning aims to create a circular system where waste is minimized, and resources are conserved.


Examples of sustainable cleaning practices include:

  • Using renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, to power cleaning equipment

  • Recycling cleaning products and packaging materials

  • Sourcing products from local suppliers to reduce carbon emissions from transportation


The Bottom Line


While green cleaning and sustainable cleaning are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Green cleaning focuses on using environmentally friendly products, while sustainable cleaning goes beyond that and focuses on reducing the overall environmental impact of the cleaning process.


Both are great options for creating a healthier and more sustainable environment, but sustainable cleaning takes it a step further by incorporating sustainable practices into the entire cleaning process.


At On the Flye Clean, we are committed to using eco-friendly products and implementing sustainable practices into our cleaning process. We believe that cleaning should not only make your space clean but also make the world a better place. Contact us today to learn more about our cleaning services and how we can help you create a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable environment.




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