My vision as a designer and through my work at Liquid Interiors, I always believe it is important not only to reduce our impact on the environment but also to improve residents’ or users’ health, while at the same time inspire. All our construction sites work with ECO certified green cleaning products. Conventional cleaning products can be dangerous, they are found in every supermarket and in most homes, shops, restaurants, offices and schools. Poison control hotlines in the USA alone take over 200,000 calls a year due to people ingesting or coming into contact with cleaners.
Even if you are not in physical contact with cleaners containing toxins, there may be a long-term effect of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and other chemicals to your health. The danger may not be immediately evident and is potentially cumulative. Those toxins also pollute the environment, water cycle and air quality. Studies have shown that people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. I often like to put a lot of effort into sourcing green, healthy and low VOC installation materials, furniture, decor and paint. In taking the same care with the cleaning products allows to safeguard the residents’ health.
Often people tell me Green-cleaning products equate to weak. This really depends on what band you are using and what you are used to. Most of the products I recommend are already in commercial grade use within LEED certified buildings. Always look for certifications such as Design for the Environment U.S. EPA, USDA Organic, Green Seal Certified , SCS certified and ECOLOGO. The products often come in concentrate which also benefits the environment by reducing packaging, shipping resources, waste, carbon footprint and allows cleaning staff to alter the strength of the cleaner Some of my favorite products are:
PRICE 250 HKD / 12oz (1:64) for the combo pack including microfiber cloth
PRICE 110 HKD / 29.7 ml
PRICE 72 HKD/32 oz
PRICE 71 HKD/32 oz
PRICE 450 HKD/ gallon
Give them a try and give us some feedback, we love to hear how this product does in your home or office.
“Quality is always Sustainable”
Principal & Founder of Liquid Interiors Ltd.
LEED AP ID+C