LOCAL green cleaning solution AspenClean is teaming up with Whole Foods Markets for their third annual product swap event with one unified goal - removing harmful chemical cleaning products from Vancouver homes.
The National Toxicology Program reports that there are now 80,000 forms of chemical compounds found in everyday cleaning products and up to 8,000 of these chemicals are carcinogenic, which is linked to cancer.
This year AspenClean, who produces 100 percent natural, Ecocert certified cleaning solutions are making it even easier for Vancouverites to remove chemical cleaners from their homes as they can now visit the AspenClean teams at any of the four Whole Foods locations in Vancouver (Cambie, Kitsilano, Robson Street and Park Royal) on Earth day, April 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a free product exchange.
Conventional household cleaning products can be brought to the store where AspenClean will trade it for a natural, Ecocert approved replacement (maximum 1 per person).
Last year's event resulted in over 2,000 bottles of harmful cleaning products being removed from Vancouver homes and disposed of safely and responsibly, something that is not always easy to do.
In a press release, AspenClean owner Alicia Sokolowski said "Consumers often call and ask us how to dispose of their chemical cleaners once they have made the decision to go natural, but the options for safe disposal are limited.
"The city of Vancouver and surrounding areas offer no disposal methods, something that must be addressed as our communities become more aware of the chemicals that lurk in their homes."
Sokolowski also said the company's goal for this year is to exchange more bottles of chemical-based cleaning products than ever before. "We want to get these products out of people's homes and provide them with a sustainable, natural alternative that works just as well."