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A quick look on traditional household products
Read the ingredients on the back of your favorite cleaning products (if they even show this information!). There’s a good chance that the first ingredient is water. If it shows up first in the list, this means it’s the main ingredient.
Most cleaning products contain about 95% water. So, by deduction, you can assume that only 5% of it is actually cleaning product. Unbelievable! This means that the main thing you are paying for is water and plastic.
And when you finish the bottle, you throw it in the trash and it starts its journey toward the ocean, along with the 700 million other bottles that Canadians throw away each year. The bottle breaks down into tiny particles that find themselves into nature, into our water and into our food.
« At filo, we decided to solve this problem at the source. We produce and sell our products without using water or plastic. Our cleaning products are concentrated down to the size of a quarter. When we dissolve this tablet in water, it transforms into something that looks a little more like your conventional cleaning product. »
is 300X lighter
and uses 1000X less energy
« In addition, we use materials that are good for both people and planet. We are proud to finally revolutionize this old cleaning product industry. »
Who's behind filo?
Marie-Hélène David, founder
Marie-Helene founded this company in 2020, dedicated to providing people with products that are natural and safe for both the family and the planet.
The idea came to her when she realized that her cleaning products had burnt a hole right through her sink’s plumbing. Now, she has started to teach me about what ingredients our cleaning products are made from. The findings are clear: Most cleaning products are harmful to the health of both our family and our planet.
In fact, they very often use carcinogenic products. And these products are 80% water. So in addition to making the consumer pay for water, we end up spreading these liquids all over the planet. And what’s worse is the number of bottles that get used and then thrown straight into the trash.
This idea is where filo was born, with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of the cleaning products we use, all while offering something safe for the whole family.
« We hope that you’ll have as much pleasure using our products as we had creating them. »
Find filo products in the Green Cleaning section of our website!
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