How is Green Clean green?
Well firstly, its not just the name! The Green Clean formula is totally biodegradable, but not only that, its formula uses 100% natural ingredients. That means a minimal impact on the environment, and lower carbon footprint. Green Clean was developed in house and has award winning cleaning performance. It uses a special detergent derived from coconut oil, and orange peel extract among other natural ingredients. Curiously, the orange peel is a bi-product of the organic orange juice industry. All ingredients are sustainably sourced too.
Caps: When we first launched Green Clean, one or two customers complained that the trigger sprays leaked in the post. One suggested using safety caps, and attaching the trigger spray with an elastic band. This was a necessity to stop leaks in transit, so thousands of plastic safety caps were used to cap tight the Green Clean bottles.
In the old Green Oil office, with communal areas shared with a law firm and youth justice organization, an old cola bottle was in the bin. On the off chance the cap might fit, the Coca Cola cap was taken off and put on a bottle of Green Clean. It fitted perfectly. A picture was posted on Facebook for Green Oil fans' feed back, and they thought the idea was great!.
Later that month, Simon the founder of Green Oil went to the Notting Hill festival. When it finished, he collected around two hundred bottle caps. His friend who stayed 'to help' walked a good ten meters behind, possibly embarrassed by Simon sifting through old bottles. Anyway, with around 200 caps, Simon tested which would, and which would not fit. Now Green Oil UK collects bottle caps for use on every Green Clean bottle. This means no oil is extracted to make new caps, and no energy used to make a new cap. It also diverts caps from land fill. These fizzy drink caps are sorted, washed and used. Simple yet funky!
If you would like to earn money for your local charity or school by collecting caps for us, please click here for more information.