In the past most active ingredients used in cleaning products were Petro chemical based. These are not renewable and sometimes difficult to access. Drilling down then pumping up from underground or under the sea presents many risks for spills and pollution.
Over 10 years ago we started to investigate using ingredients that were based on renewable resources instead of petroleum. These bio-based materials are those that are intentionally made from substances derived primarily from plants such as corn, soya, canola and palm oil.
We are continually looking into using more of these bio-based materials in our products once they are proven to be effective.