Wendy goes green to clean
By Richard Wright | 10th September 2021
A Gloucestershire woman is on a one-woman mission to make cleaning more environmentally friendly.
Wendy Thomson of Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, runs her own business called Wendy Goes Green.
She produces a range of home cleaning products under the Just Primal banner.
Wendy, 58, a former RAF squadron leader, said: "Just Primal means: with as little added as possible.
"You don't need different spray bottles to clean different parts of the house.
"To help us all reach net zero in our own personal way, we have a real challenge in educating people that you just need some primal ingredients.
"I think I can make a difference with my cleaning products for people to look more easily at their carbon footprint."
She quotes the World Health Organisation as saying that individuals have 45% control of their carbon footprint. Everything else is out of their control.
She said: "My washing powder has three main ingredients. The main brand selling over 23 million a year has up to 48 ingredients of which only ten are labelled as a cleaning agent."
Wendy may be a minnow in the vast cleaning business but she's hoping her example and simple idea will contribute towards the 'net zero' goal being set out by governments.
The Cop26 climate change conference is coming up in November in Glasgow.
As well as the big corporations and the big ideas, maybe Boris Johnson will want to encourage more Wendys of this world, the small business people with ideas and a passion, to help everyone become more environmentally aware.
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