Mar 16 , 2021
How We Use Green Chemistry in Everyday Life
As we become increasingly aware of the effect our choices have on the world, people turn more to eco-friendly items that have been created sustainably.
As we have been navigating the COVID juggernaut, hand sanitisers have become part of our every day, and we are using cleaners more frequently. With this increased use, there are great alternatives available for both your home and your body. Before we move forward and talk about these, let’s first understand what it's all about.
What is Green Chemistry?
When it comes to cleaners and hand sanitisers, this type of chemistry refers to the design of goods that are reducing or eliminating hazardous substances. The term applies to different cycles within the product's development – design, manufacturing, use and disposal.
These sustainable frameworks are impactful in different ways and are essential for creating a sustainable future for generations to come. When we do our part, the impact:
The 12 Basic Principles
If we look closer at these frameworks, they come from the twelve principles that are grouped together to assist in minimising the environmental footprint, while also reducing risk.
These principles enable scientific solutions to solve issues that are impacting our world negatively, which in turn allows the creation of products that safely protect us, whether through a pandemic or 'normal' life. These include:
- Atom economy
- Less hazardous substances
- Designing safer chemicals
- Safer substances and solvents
- Energy efficiency
- Using renewable raw materials
- Avoid or minimise derivatives
- Design for breaking down
- In-process monitoring
- Accident prevention
How are Green Products Used in Everyday Living?
Some goods that are part of everyday living have been developed in a non-sustainable environment with chemicals full of nasties. While they are crafted to make life easier for us, assist with sanitising and help us get ready for the day, they're not necessarily right for an eco-friendly future.
The pandemic has undoubtedly increased the use of sanitisation products. While some may consider these items inferior, as we become more educated about Green Chemistry, we understand them as less hazardous but just as effective as other preparations.
You will find that you use items such as soap, body washes, hand sanitisers, disinfectants, haircare and cosmetics each day. These are becoming increasingly popular in a more sustainable form, as people become more conscious of their surroundings and long-term effects.
At One Stop, we believe in providing better solutions for you and the environment, especially in the wake of COVID. Among our most popular items for business and households are disinfectant and hand sanitiser. Like all sanitisation products, these are most effective when used accurately, whether used on hands or surfaces.