Remember back in the fall when Mom Central invited me to review the all-purpose spray cleaner from Clorox's new Green Works line? As you may recall, I was pleased with the cleaning power as well as the environmental credentials. Green Works products are made from plant-based, biodegradable ingredients; they come in recyclable packaging; and they're not tested on animals.
This time around I am here to tell you about the latest addition to the Green Works line: Natural Biodegradable Cleaning Wipes. I normally don't buy wipes, because I consider synthetic products to be, by definition, bad for the environment, but these are made from 100% cellulose fibers derived from renewable farm-grown trees. Wipes are ideal for those times when you don't want to get a sponge or cleaning rag all greasy or gunky, but you'd rather not waste a wad of paper towels either. The Green Works wipes are sturdy—they don't start shredding as soon as you start scrubbing—and they're safe to use on most kitchen and bathroom surfaces, including stainless steel. I've found that they work just as well as those other stinky toxic wipes but, well, without the stinky toxins.
Clorox really appears to be committed to doing their part for the environment. They provide financial support to the Sierra Club to fund conservation efforts nationwide, and they have been recognized by the EPA's Design for Environment program for using "environmentally preferable chemistry." And then there's their Green Heroes grant program, through which five grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to eco-friendly community projects across the country—click here for more details.