Learn how fourApril sources and produces it’s products in a responsible and eco-friendly way.
As a manufacturer, fourApril takes great pride in using all natural ingredients for production of our home cleaning kit products. Our efforts in sourcing these types ingredients for cleaning products has greatly reduced the carbon footprint normally associated with the production and distribution of household and commercial cleaning products.
All materials have some impact on the environment. It is important to choose a product that has a minimum effect and causes as little environmental harm as possible. We formulate our products accordingly and have a proprietary system to calculate the impact of all key ingredients on our environment. Our products are designed to be safer than table salt – making them safe for your family and our environment.
The surfactants (key ingredient used for foaming properties) used in our cleaning products are biodegradable, which means they will be broken down by microorganisms and converted into carbon dioxide in 28 days. The majority of surfactants we use are more than 95% biodegradable in 28 days. For a full list of ingredients used in our cleaning products, please visit our blog page for a complete breakdown.
In terms of sustainability, the energy used in processing or transporting must be assessed for each material. The fossil fuel consumed in transporting plant-based materials can be substantial. Also, if thousands of acres of natural habitat are cleared to make way for plantations of farmable plant based raw materials, whilst making extinct the native plants and animals; how can this be good for the environment? The destruction of natural habitat to grow plants, to produce raw materials for chemicals, is actually counter-productive. For this reason we use no palm oil and screen all key ingredients.
Sustainability is about meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The general principal is to reduce consumption to help preserve the world’s natural resources and reduce emissions to minimize pollution. At fourApril, we minimize water consumption, operate efficient production systems and recycle cardboard and other packaging in the interest of sustainability. At fourApril, we strive to design and manufacture products that achieve a carbon footprint reduction throughout the whole supply chain.
At fourApril, we understand that you take a great amount of care in responsibly sourcing and vetting companies to purchase home and health products for your family. Our team, in turn, takes responsibility for doing the same in sourcing ingredients and production of goods for our products.