Fully and absolutely! All ingredients are natural, non-toxic, and completely biodegradable.
Cycle’s main ingredient derives from recycled organic biomass, which we ferment to produce organic acids (mainly acetic acid – the basis of vinegar). These, and recycled water, make up 90% of what’s in the bottle. We also add a few natural ingredients – a tiny bit of citric acid, a plant-based surfactant, bio-ethanol, food-grade xanthan, and a drop of essential oils for a fresh fragrance.
Unlike conventional plant-based cleaners or petro-based or chemical products, our organic acids are derived from the fermentation of leftover biomass. In fact, even the water we use is derived from within the biomass, so not a drop of precious fresh water is used.
Our recycled water comes from a water-treatment plant and is purified using our own unique distillation technology – ensuring ‘cloud-level’ purity in our cleaning products.
Our active ingredients are organic acids, created by the countless ‘friendly’ microorganisms that live to consume biosolids, organic waste and leftovers. They’re essentially our employees, turning ‘waste’ into something useful and far less harmful to clean your home with.
While plant-based acetic acids come from industrial food crops (corn, sugarcane, etc.), our organic acetic acid is made entirely from recycled biomass distillation.
Our bottles are 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. In other words, no more new plastic, because we really don’t need any!
The content of Cycle is 100% recyclable, in the same way it was created. As it goes down the drain, it becomes organic waste, which can be biologically fermented again and again, and again. Our bottles are made of recycled plastic, and can be fully recycled or re-used once the contents are gone. Our only weak spot is the spray trigger, which like almost all trigger sprays on the market, isn’t recycled or recyclable. We’ve yet to discover one suitable for Cycle, despite our best efforts. Until we do, we encourage you to use it for as long as possible on our refill bottles, and to dispose of it responsibly.
Provided you put it in the correct recycling bin, it goes to a recycling centre to be cleaned, shredded and reincarnated as something else.
100%. Nailed on. Absolutely.
100%. Nailed on. Absolutely. Please use and store it responsibly, though.
Bathroom Cleaner and All-purpose Cleaner:
Turn the tip of the spray head to the ON position and apply directly to the surface without dilution, then wipe off. For foam, keep the mesh door closed; for fine mist, open it up. After use, turn the tip of the spray head to ‘OFF’.
Before use, pull the cap up. Apply directly to the surface of your toilet bowl without dilution, then brush and flush. After use, close the cap.
If you purchased a Refill kit for Bathroom Cleaner and/or All-purpose Cleaner, simply remove and recycle the aluminium cap, and add the trigger head from your old bottle.
Are there any surfaces I should avoid using it on?
Cycle isn’t suitable for use on marble, copper, granite or stone – as these can react adversely to the natural properties of acetic acid.
TOP TIP: NEVER mix bleach and acid – this may create dangerous chlorine gas!
Absolutely not, at any stage of research or production. Ever.
There’s no ideal solution when it comes to packaging. Not at present, anyway. A glass bottle is too heavy and fragile, and therefore has a far higher impact on the environment in terms of transportation. Aluminium requires a tremendous amount of energy to recycle, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is really harmful if it’s not recycled carefully. We believe that using 100% recycled plastic bottles means we use resources that are already ‘in the system’ – and by giving them another use, they don’t end up in landfill where they degrade and pollute.
Not at present, as it’s not viable. If you want to cut packaging, please consider using our refill packs.
Our cleaners contain between 0.25% to 1.25% palm oil, due to its natural surfactant properties. It’s not ideal, but we do source it with great scrutiny to ensure sustainability, and we’ll keep searching for a better alternative.