NEW YORK, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation's (MDP) - Get Report PARENTS released its second annual list of Best Green Cleaners, a selection of over 20 sustainable, efficient, and affordable products that are designated eco-friendly by a team of PARENTS editors and experts. PARENTS Best Green Cleaners 2021 are featured in the April issue, available now and online at Parents.com/greenclean.
"At a time when we're hanging at home more than ever, a tidy space feels like a big accomplishment," says Editor in Chief Julia Edelstein. "For the second year in a row, we tested eco-friendly formulas to find out which ones get surfaces clean and leave the planet intact too."
PARENTS editors and experts vetted more than 100 products free of ammonia, hydrochloric acid, petroleum, phthalates, and sodium hydroxide (except in small amounts for pH balance)—the five chemical ingredients that PARENTS advisor Philip Landrigan, M.D., a pediatrician and director of the Global Observatory on Pollution and Health at Boston College, cited as most concerning to the environment. Families rated the products' effectiveness on kid stains and routine cleanup. To pick the winners, the PARENTS team also factored in price and the sustainability of the packaging, a suggestion from Surili Sutaria Patel, director of the Center for Climate, Health, and Equity at the American Public Health Association.
PARENTS Best Green Cleaners 2021 are listed below by category and are available online at Parents.com/greenclean.
Best Disinfecting Wipes (Tie): CleanWell Botanical Disinfecting Wipes and Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes
Best Scented Disinfectant: Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray
Best Fragrance-Free Disinfectant: Honest Disinfecting Spray
Best Baby-Bottle Soap: Dapple Baby Bottle & Dish Soap
Best for Countertops: Boulder Clean Natural Granite + Stainless Cleaner
Best Dishwasher Cleaner: Lemi Shine's Dishwasher Cleaner
Best Dishwasher Pods: Boulder Clean Dishwasher Detergent Power Packs
Best Liquid Dish Soap: Thrive Market Dish Soap
Best Powder Dish Soap: Blueland Dish Soap Starter Set
Best Bathroom Cleaner: AspenClean Bathroom Cleaner
Best Scrub: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Surface Scrub
Best Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Method AntiBac Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Best Baby Laundry Detergent: Babyganics 3X Lavender Laundry Detergent
Best Fabric Softener: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Fabric Softener
Best Laundry Pods: Brandless Laundry Detergent Packs
Best Liquid Laundry Detergent: PUR Home Laundry Detergent
Best for Mealtime Messes: Disney Baby ECOS Stain & Odor Remover
Best for Set-In Spots: Kids 'N' Pets Instant All-Purpose Stain & Odor Remover
Best for Spills on the Go: Babyganics Fragrance Free Stain Eraser
Best All-Purpose Floor Cleaner: Squeak Floor Me Floor Cleaner
Best Disinfecting Floor Cleaner: Bona PowerPlus Antibacterial Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner
Best Mop Set: The Maker's Mop
Best Spray Mop: Libman Freedom Spray Mop
For more information on PARENTS Best Green Cleaners 2021, visit Parents.com/greenclean.
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