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‘We’re making cleaning into a sort of mindfulness'

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“Eco products currently account for just 3% of the total household cleaning market,” says Titta Jones, co-founder of Irish green cleaning company Lilly’s Eco Clean. “So, the question is how do we shift that? How can get some of the 97% to change their habits and buy more of our green products?”.

‘We’re making cleaning into a sort of mindfulness’

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“Eco products currently account for just 3% of the total household cleaning market,” says Titta Jones, co-founder of Irish green cleaning company Lilly’s Eco Clean. “So, the question is how do we shift that? How can get some of the 97% to change their habits and buy more of our green products?”.

Cleaning up: Why we can expect more acquisitions in the buoyant green home care...

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As news breaks of SC Johnson's acquisition of Ecover and Method, analyst Ecovia Intelligence says we can expect more consolidation in the buoyant green home care category. 

SC Johnson snaps up Ecover and Method

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US home cleaning, personal care and pest control giant SC Johnson has signed an agreement to acquire leading green cleaning brands Ecover and Method from People Against Dirty.

Six start-ups head for Green Alley finals in Berlin

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Six European start-up businesses – spanning everything from 'clean peptide technology' to smart packaging – will be heading to Berlin next month for the finals of the Green Alley Awards 2017

Freshly pressed: ‘Guilt-free’ dry-cleaning comes to London

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A new chemical free dry-cleaning shop opened its doors in London this week.

US retailer Treehouse wants to 'reinvent home improvement'

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US retailer home improvement Treehouse has opened a second store, in Dallas, and a third is already in the planning. 

US retailer Treehouse wants to ‘reinvent home improvement’

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US retailer home improvement Treehouse has opened a second store, in Dallas, and a third is already in the planning. 

Millennials wary of conventional disinfectants’ effects on ‘good bacteria’

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Ingredient awareness has become a top concern among consumers when choosing household cleaning products, according to new research from Mintel.

Beyond food: Organic lifestyle brands star in pop-up event in New York

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Using the hashtag #LiveOrganic, hundreds of visitors posted highlights on social media from an Organic Trade Association-hosted “Live Organic from Farm to Home” pop-up shop event at Treehaus café and food market in Manhattan, New York, earlier this month.

Latest GOTS standard allows ‘combined products’ to certified

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Strict criteria for ‘additional fibre material’ and a new category for ‘combined products’ are among the changes in Version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), released on 1 March 2017.

Squeaky clean? Cleaning products under scrutiny at NYC sustainability summit

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The cleaning products sector is arguably still playing catch-up in the deepening public debate about the sustainability and environment credentials of consumer products.

ECOS ‘gives back to teachers’ on top CBS show

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Cypress, California-based ECOS environmentally friendly cleaning products recently joined the hosts of CBS’s The Talk to thank teachers as part of the show’s celebration of co-host Sara Gilbert’s birthday.

Eco cleaning brand Sonett recognised in European Business Awards

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Leading German-based eco cleaning brand Sonett has made it through to the final stages of the prestigious European Business Awards.