1.Children are more vulnerable to toxic chemicals – eco-friendly products are safer!

Perhaps the greatest benefit of eco-friendly cleaning product usage in schools is the reduced exposure to toxic chemicals. Children are unable to remove toxins from their systems as easily as adults, resulting in greater toxin build up. Eco-friendly products should not contain 1,4-Dioxane or Triclosan, for example, as those at developmental ages are particularly vulnerable to the health risks posed by such ingredients.
Similarly, many cleaning products also pose a threat to children with asthma, or can trigger asthma in those more susceptible. Avoiding harsh cleaning chemicals reduces the risk of asthma or other allergies being triggered at school for those most vulnerable.


Gel Guard Aqua

Our gel-based, alcohol free hand sanitiser is ideal for school usage, with gentler ingredients compared to high alcohol percentage sanitisers which be harmful to children if accidentally ingested. Gel Guard Aqua also contains skin conditioners to help prevent eczema or irritation to those with sensitive skin.

2.Eco-friendly products are safer for cleaning staff

Eco-friendly products are also beneficial for cleaning staff in schools, as the harsh chemicals present in traditional cleaning products can have adverse effects on adults too, ranging from contact dermatitis to respiratory damage.
A review of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination survey found that a shocking 27% of work-related asthma in adults can be attributed to cleaning products utilised. Employers have a duty of care to employees, so it’s important to provide access to safer cleaning chemicals to those exposed to them on a very regular basis.

3.Eco-friendly cleaning products can save on costs

Eco-friendly cleaning products, when manufactured to a high standard, can also save costs for your school. Schools are densely populated, meaning cleaning needs to take place multiple times throughout the day, as well as deep cleaning in evenings, in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as colds, flu and Covid-19.
Eco-Point’s range of cleaning products are cost-effective and great value for money, with high effectiveness at keeping germs at bay. Less product is wasted and a smaller range of products is needed to keep schools safe.

One2Clean Manual Dispenser

Our hand wash dispenser is an example of eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness in a product. The special piston in the cartridge and the powerful pump means that wastage is very minimal and there is no cartridge residue. Less soap is wasted, meaning fewer wasted resources and greater cost-effectiveness

4.Environmental sustainability

Using eco-friendly cleaning products in schools makes a different to your carbon footprint and the amount of toxins being released into the atmosphere. 
Harmful ingredients in standard cleaning products can include VOCs, QUATs, NPEs, phosphates, phthalates, most of which are toxic to water systems and can cause damage to eco-systems, such as algal bloom and even contribute to smog in the case of VOCs.
Eco-friendly cleaning products keep the environment near your school and further afield cleaner and safer.

5.Multipurpose products save time for cleaners

Another benefit of eco-friendly cleaning products in schools is that they save time for cleaners and are more efficient to use, due to the greater availability of multipurpose products. Cleaning can be done with a smaller range of products which offer the same, great standard of cleaning, descaling and sanitising as individual, specialised products.


Multifresh is our multi-purpose alkaline cleaner and sanitiser, made with a surfactant and sanitiser blend. It gets to work quickly and safely to kill germs, clean surfaces, and freshen bathrooms and classrooms. What’s more, Multifresh can be used for floors, walls, glass, plastic, upholstery, and can even clear drains! This means fewer products for cleaners to use and a more streamlined, eco-friendly cleaning routine with less wastage too.
Making the switch to eco-friendly cleaning products in schools doesn’t have to be complicated! At Eco-Point, we offer a range of highly effective, eco-friendly cleaning products, and our expert team is more than happy to recommend the best solutions for your needs. To find out more, please contact us on +44(0)14 9479 2803, or fill out a quick contact form and we’ll be in touch.