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Does an eco-based product have to be chemical free?

YES / 46%

It depends: some chemicals are still eco-friendly or don’t pose a threat so it doesn’t have to be completely free of chemicals, just free of toxic.

Yes chemical free, because chemicals is what’s bad for us and the eco system.

Because it needs to be chemical free do to recycling.

Depends on the chemical but generally, yes.

Eco-friendly implies chemical free, so yes.

Not a hard yes. Was recently reading not all chemicals are bad and are produced naturally.

I believe it can have natural chemicals that break down.

Why put chemicals in a eco product.

Eco-friendly should be as natural as can be.

I would think so because It means it’s supposed to be natural.

I believe if you are promoting something that is good for the environment all efforts to produce it with little harm to the environment would be key; therefore, any chemicals in it or used to make it would defeat the purpose of an eco-based product.

NO / 54%

Chemicals are in everything. Just make sure your process is using non-toxic substances, avoiding halogenated compounds, and ppm levels are appropriately low in final production.

Everything is made of chemicals, including water. Chemophobia is a fundamental misunderstanding of basic science.

I would prefer chemical free for many things, but recognize you can’t get certain desired performance without some chemical.

Not all chemicals are bad. When utilized properly, it can enhance product properties, such as waterproofing and durability.

In the same way that something organic does not need to be chemical free. Just certain chemicals should be excluded.

There are chemicals that are eco-friendly.

It depends: some chemicals are still eco-friendly or don’t pose a threat so it doesn’t have to be completely free of chemicals, just free of toxic chemicals or ones that aren’t eco-friendly/sustainable.

As long as it isn’t a harmful chemical, I don’t think it would matter.

“Chemical free” products are impossible to define. “Chemical” has turned into a fear-mongering word and plays into the logical fallacy that things that are labeled as “natural” are always inherently better.

I think it can still have some protective chemicals and still be eco based.