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Powerful yet natural, Green Clean is:
- Made in Britain
- Has a dual mode spray - Water pistol or wide spray modes
- Utilizes 100% natural ingredients
- Uses cross cycled fizzy drinks cap
- Is 100 % biodegradable
Green Clean is not only biodegradable, but uses 100% natural ingredients too
So why clean your bike?
A smoother surface free of mud makes your bike more aerodynamic. But mainly, mud build up doesn't look nice on your ride. Further, its important to keep brake pad surfaces clean, and your dérailleur free from mud for gear changing.
How to use Green Clean
1. Shake the bottle to activate ingredients
2. Twist spray nozzle to select either spray or water pistol mode
3. Spray all over your dirty bike
4. Leave for around 2 minutes
5. Use a wet Ecosponge and Bicycle Brush to clean off dirt and grime
6. Thoroughly rinse your bike with preferably rain water from a butt, or tap water
7. Admire your clean bike!
How is Green Clean green?
Well firstly, its not just the name! The Green Clean formula is totally biodegradable, but not only that, its formula uses 100% natural ingredients. That means a minimal impact on the environment, and lower carbon footprint. Green Clean was developed in house and has award winning cleaning performance. It uses a special detergent derived from coconut oil, and orange peel extract among other natural ingredients. Curiously, the orange peel is a bi-product of the organic orange juice industry. All ingredients are sustainably sourced too .
Caps: When we first launched Green Clean, one or two customers complained that the trigger sprays leaked in the post. One suggested using safety caps, and attaching the trigger spray with an elastic band. This was a necessity to stop leaks in transit, so thousands of plastic safety caps were used to cap tight the Green Clean bottles.
In the old Green Oil office, with communal areas shared with a law firm and youth justice organization, an old cola bottle was in the bin. On the off chance the cap might fit, the Coca Cola cap was taken off and put on a bottle of Green Clean. It fitted perfectly. A picture was posted on Facebook for Green Oil fans' feed back, and they thought the idea was great!
Later that month, Simon the founder of Green Oil went to the Notting Hill festival. When it finished, he collected around two hundred bottle caps. His friend who stayed 'to help' walked a good ten meters behind, possibly embarrassed by Simon sifting through old bottles. Anyway, with around 200 caps, Simon tested which would, and which would not fit. Now Green Oil UK collects bottle caps for use on every Green Clean bottle. This means no oil is extracted to make new caps, and no energy used to make a new cap. It also diverts caps from land fill. These fizzy drink caps are sorted, washed and used. Simple yet funky!
If you would like to earn money for your local charity or school by collecting caps for us, please click here for more information.
Green Clean can be refilled with just one bottle of Clean Chain degreaser. Pour the 100ml bottle in and fill the rest with water (900ml).
*You can use Clean Chain degreaser with water to make a whole litre of Green Clean bike cleaner. This means less water being transported around, and therefore a lower carbon footprint.
Green Oil UK Limited will pay you 10p in cash for your old Green Clean bottle. Selected retailers will refill your bottle for a 10p discount. This concept is widespread in most countries where deposit bottles are used for beer and other drinks. See us at the next trade show for your 10p in cash!
You can of course though recycle your Green Clean bottle. The trigger spray is made from numerous types of plastics making recycling difficult. Some waste collection services will take it though. Also, the caps used are random, some are HDPE (plastic type 2), and some polypropylene (PP, or plastic type 5). Most councils tell you to take the cap off before recycling anyway. We would be pleased to have these caps back in any case. The rubber band around the neck of the bottle can be used to hold pencils together, or for your hair - or any other elastic band use. Here are the recycling codes: