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Green Clean bike cleaner
Give her a good rub down!

Powerful yet natural, Green Clean is:

- Made in Britain
- Has a dual mode spray - Water pistol or wide spray modes
- Utilizes 100% natural ingredients
- Uses cross cycled fizzy drinks cap


Green Clean is not only biodegradable, but uses 100% natural ingredients too

   

So why clean your bike?
A smoother surface free of mud makes your bike more aerodynamic. But mainly, mud build up doesn't look nice on your ride. Further, its important to keep brake pad surfaces clean, and your derailleur free from mud for gear changing.

How to use Green Clean
1. Shake the bottle to activate ingredients
2. Twist spray nozzle to select either spray or water pistol mode
3. Spray all over your dirty bike
4. Leave for around 2 minutes
5. Use a wet Ecosponge and Bicycle Brush to clean off dirt and grime
6. Thoroughly rinse your bike with preferably rain water from a butt, or tap water
7. Admire your clean bike!

How is Green Clean green?

The Earth

Well firstly, its not just the name! The Green Clean formula is totally biodegradable, but not only that, its formula uses 100% natural ingredients. That means a minimal impact on the environment, and lower carbon footprint. Green Clean was developed in house and has award winning cleaning performance. It uses a special detergent derived from coconut oil, and orange peel extract among other natural ingredients. Curiously, the orange peel is a bi-product of the organic orange juice industry. All ingredients are sustainably sourced too .

Green Clean ecological bike cleaner

Caps: When we first launched Green Clean, one or two customers complained that the trigger sprays leaked in the post. One suggested using safety caps, and attaching the trigger spray with an elastic band. This was a necessity to stop leaks in transit, so thousands of plastic safety caps were used to cap tight the Green Clean bottles.

In the old Green Oil office, with communal areas shared with a law firm and youth justice organization, an old cola bottle was in the bin. On the off chance the cap might fit, the Coca Cola cap was taken off and put on a bottle of Green Clean. It fitted perfectly. A picture was posted on Facebook for Green Oil fans' feed back, and they thought the idea was great!

Pic of Green Clean with Coca Cola cap on from facebook. Also a pic of a Fido Dido bottle cap

Later that month, Simon the founder of Green Oil went to the Notting Hill festival. When it finished, he collected around two hundred bottle caps. His friend who stayed 'to help' walked a good ten meters behind, possibly embarrassed by Simon sifting through old bottles. Anyway, with around 200 caps, simon tested which would, and which would not fit. Now Green Oil UK collects bottle caps for use on every Green Clean bottle. This means no oil is extracted to make new caps, and no energy used to make a new cap. It also diverts caps from land fill. These fizzy drink caps are sorted, washed and used. Simple yet funky!

If you would like to earn money for your local charity or school by collecting caps for us, please click here for more information.

Bands are used to hold the trigger spray on to the bottle. We use reclaimed inner tubes. These are collected from local bike shops, cut into bands by hand and put on every bottle. If you're lucky, you'll get one with a valve on!

Inner tubes being cut into bands for the Green Oil Green Clean bike cleaner

Refilling

Green Clean bottles can be refilled. This reduces the carbon footprint of transporting the products around.

Clean Chain plus H2O equals Green Clean


*You can use Clean Chain degreaser with water to make a whole litre of Green Clean bike cleaner. This means less water being transported around, and therefore a lower carbon footprint.

Recycling information

Green Oil UK Limited will pay you 10p in cash for your old Green Clean bottle. Selected retailers will refill your bottle for a 10p discount. This concept is widespread in most countries where deposit bottles are used for beer and other drinks. See us at the next trade show for your 10p in cash!

You can of course though recycle your Green Clean bottle. The trigger spray is made from numerous types of plastics making recycling difficult. Some waste collection services will take it though. Also, the caps used are random, some are HDPE (plastic type 2), and some polypropylene (PP, or plastic type 5). Most councils tell you to take the cap off before recycling anyway. We would be pleased to have these caps back in any case. The rubber band around the neck of the bottle can be used to hold pencils together, or for your hair - or any other elastic band use. Here are the recycling codes:

Green Clean recycling codes

Green Clean

 
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Product reviews

Green Clean is a great product. Here are some reviews.

 

 
Cycling plus Best Buy Award  
Cycling Plus logo

Cycling Plus verdict: 9/10

Eco-Cleaner that doesn't compromise on performance

We assumed this new, green bike cleaner might give us a warm feeling inside for doing ‘the right thing’ for the planet but wouldn’t actually get the dirt off the down tube. We were pleasantly surprised to find that it really works!

- Product test in Cycling Plus, December 2008, page 58.

 
           
 
 

'8/10'
and four stars!

..Green Oil’s Green Clean is every bit as effective as other brands of miracle wash, eating road grime for breakfast and congealed grease for lunch..

- Review by Shan Audane, road.cc November 2009. Click to see the full review.

 
           
     
Moredirt.com logo


...Spray on, leave for a few minutes, scrub and spray away. In short it works...

- Average Joe Review by MoreDirt.co.uk, October 2009. Click to see the full review.

 
           
 
Dirt Magazine logo

...Great products that leave you with a clean conscience as well as a clean bike!

- Review in Dirt Magazine, December 2008, page 110.
Click on the logo to see the full review.

 
           
     
Wiggle logo

"If you want to use a cleaning agent - Why would you not use this? As good as anything else around, reasonably priced and impeccable green credentials"

"...it gets my bike nice and shiny!"

- A selection of user reviews from Wiggle.co.uk.

 
           
     
Huckmonkey.com logo

9/10

...hey presto, your bike is clean! My dad was a big fan of this as it worked wonders on his alloys on his new BMW!


- Review by Lyndon, HuckMonkey.com.

 
           
     
Shred Magazine logo

...Eco credentials bagged... handy water pistol setting...the bike was effectively cleaned. Hassle your local bike shop.

- Review by Shred Magazine Issue 58.

 
           
     

Singletrack logo

...Cleaned the bike well enough... The most user friendly of our test samples...

- Review by Singletrack Magazine 2012. Click on the logo for the full review

 
           
     
mbtTV logo

...The Green Clean does get down into the dirt and giving it the hose down takes the 99% of the dirt with it...

- Review by mtbTV.co.uk Click for full review.

 
           
4/5 Gearweare.com pickaxe award!
 
Gearweare logo

 

.....Better than spit and polish ...

- Review by GearWeAre.com. On a serious note, they actually say
Green Clean is their favourite bike cleaner! Click for the full review

 
           
     
The Slow Life Company logo

'Give your bike a Green Clean'

- Review by The Slow Live company. Click for the full review

 
           
     
CTC logo

...Afterwards paintwork was pristine, with no evidence
of streaking or damage to bright work or seals. At just
over £8, this effective ecologically sound cleaner is
just as competitive as traditional sprays, and it’s safe
around children, pets and plant-life...

- Review by Michael Stenning of The CTC. This review appeared in Cycle Magazine Feb/March 2009 . Click for the full review

 
           
     
Cycling Weekly logo

...for extra green brownie points...

- Review in Cycling Weekly 11/02/2010

 
           
   

Any reviews we've missed? Let us know by emailing info@Green-Oil.net


 
   
 
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