Business Wales ‘Green Growth Pledge’ Initiative

We are delighted and proud to announce that we have made an important corporate commitment to the Business Wales ‘Green Growth Pledge’ initiative!

           

Our signed pledge in summary is as follows:

We identified 3 Key Activities important to our business:

  • Working with environmentally responsible suppliers
  • Products & Services
  • Well-being of staff and our local community

The following 3 Key Actions have been pledged:

  • Our products to be 100% eco-friendly
  • Continued development of our products and processes
  • Education for the community.

It has been recognised that our products are 100% eco-friendly, fully biodegradable and Vegan approved. We are also investigating bio-degradable plastics as part of our continued research and development. We have trained all of our staff on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility in our business and social activities.

Nu-Eco Product Range Featured on MyGreenPod.com

Our Nu-Eco Product Range has been featured on MyGreenPod.com.

In the interview, our Managing Director of Nu-Eco; Andrew East discusses our company values and goals, discussing the simple solutions to ridding harmful chemicals found in our everyday household products.

You can find the interview here, as well as in MyGreenPod Magazine’s Autumn 2018 issue.

We would like to thank MyGreenPod once again for interviewing and featuring our brand on their website and magazine.

Nu-Eco Product Launch Event

On the 7th of November, We held a special launch event at The Kitchen Bureau in Cardiff, to help celebrate our official launch of our Nu-Eco Product Line in the United Kingdom.

We all would like to thank the many wonderful attendees, including the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council: Leighton Rowlands, who took their time out of their schedules to come celebrate this momentous occasion with us, alongside our staff for working so hard to reach this point, a moment to truly be celebrated.

With things moving forward, we would like to remind any of our existing and potential customers that all products can be ordered directly here from us on the Nu-Eco UK website.

We’ve provided a few sample photos from the event down below, the rest can be found on our Facebook Page, under the Nu-Eco Product Launch Album

Once again, all of us here at Nu-Eco thank all of our customers, distributors, friends and family for supporting us so far in our endeavours. We hope we continue to impress and fulfil our “Your Green Home Starts Here” initiative.

 

Nu-Eco Platinum Awards 2018 Winners at GOorganic Festival

We are delighted to announce that Nu-Eco UK an Operating Division of Skyhawk Global Ltd has been presented the Winner Award in the Natural Cleaning Product Category for our Toilet Cleaner at the Platinum Awards event at the GOorganic 2018 festival in London. We have also been awarded ‘Gold’ recognition as well for our Laundry Gel. We have a full suite of 100% Natural and Biodegradable household products which are also certified Vegan Friendly and under the Beauty without Cruelty banner.

We hope that you will join us in the ‘Power of Natural’ revolution and remember ‘Your Green home starts here’

We would to extend our thanks to Janey Lee Grace and her team at Imperfectly Natural for introducing our products to this festival. We look forward to working with our clients.

2018 JANEY LOVES PLATINUM AWARDS

We’re SO excited to be an entrant to the 2018 Platinum Awards – your votes really do count!

Nu-Eco is a range of 100% natural, environmentally friendly cleaning products which are also 100% vegan. All products are biodegradable and kind to the planet and specially formulated to work effectively using natural ingredients. This means that the products are safe to use and can be used on drains as they do not contaminate watercourses.

2018 Platinum Awards

Just enter ‘Nu Eco” and your email to vote!

 

Award Finalist for Environmental Excellence

Nu-Eco is marketed and distributed in the UK by Skyhawk Global who specialise in eco-friendly products and services. Skyhawk Global have been nominated for the Environmental Excellence Award at the Zokit Business Awards 2018.

We are really proud that our commitment to environmentally-friendly initiatives and products has been recognised and we look forward to attend the Zokit Business Awards 2018 on May 17th 2018 in Cardiff.

Harmful Ingredients in Cleaning Products

Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients in cleaning products?  Products which are marketed as ‘natural’ only need to contain 85% natural ingredients to be allowed to be labelled as ‘natural’ yet they could still contain harmful chemicals.

Each year we spend millions on household cleaning products. We buy these products to fight germs, streaks, stains and odours to keep our homes sparkling clean. Cleaning is supposed to be about maintaining a healthy home, yet some common household cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm human health and the environment.

Below is a short list of harmful ingredients that are in many household cleaners and are of particular concern because they are carcinogens, endocrine disrupters or known or suspected reproductive toxins.  NONE of these ingredients are in Nu-Eco or Biochem products.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients to try to avoid where possible.

Ammonia 
Irritation to eyes and mucous membranes. Breathing difficulty, wheezing, chest pains, pulmonary edema, skin burns.

1,4 dichlorobenzene (1,4 DCB)

This has been linked to a reduction in pulmonary function. It is found in space deodorizing products, such as room fresheners, urinal cakes, toilet bowl fresheners and cleaning products.

Ethoxylated nonyl phenols (NPEs)
Known as “gender-benders,”, nonyl phenols can induce female characteristics in male fish, for example. The threat posed to the environment by nonyl phenols prompted the European Union to ban them from all cleaning products manufactured or used in the EU but they are still used in other countries.

Silica
Made from finely ground quartz, silica is carcinogenic as a fine respirable dust. Silica is found in that form in some abrasive cleansers, which are often used on a regular basis around the home.

Trisodium nitrilotriacetate (NTA)
NTA is listed as a possible human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It is used as a builder in laundry detergents and also has an adverse environmental impact as it can impede the elimination of metals in wastewater treatment plants. NTA’s action can cause metals that have already settled out to be re-mobilized back into the liquid waste stream.

Bleach (Sodium hypochlorite)
When bleach is mixed with acids (typically found in toilet bowl cleaners), it reacts with them to form chlorine gas. When it is mixed with ammonia, it can create chloramine gas, another toxic substance.

In the environment, sodium hypochlorite is acutely toxic to fish. The chlorine in bleach can also bind with organic material in the marine environment to form organochlorines, toxic compounds that can persist in the environment.

There may be some circumstances where bleach use is necessary for disease control, but there is little need for it on a regular basis. Tests have shown that washing counters and other surfaces with soap and water removes most bacteria and there are a number of oxygen-based alternatives for laundry uses of bleach.

Phosphates
Manufacturers have since reduced or even eliminated phosphates from laundry products, but no action has ever been taken on dishwasher detergents. Most of the products available from major manufacturers contain 30-40 per cent phosphates. Some also contain high levels of chlorine-based sanitizing ingredients.

Fragrance chemicals

More than 3000 chemicals are used in fragrance mixtures. Many are irritants and can trigger allergies, migraines, and asthma symptoms. In addition, synthetic musks used in detergents build up in the environment and can be toxic to aquatic organisms. Certain synthetic musks are also suspected endocrine disrupters that mimic or interfere with the function of hormones. Phthalates are another common fragrance ingredient in products such as laundry detergents, fabric softeners and deodorizers. Glass cleaners and floor polishes have also been found to contain dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Phthalates are suspected endocrine disrupters associated with reproductive effects, including reduced sperm count in men.

Air fresheners contain a potpourri of fragrance chemicals, in some cases including cancer-causing benzene and formaldehyde, as well as phthalates and numerous VOCs.