4R Eco Cleaning Supplies

Traditional acid based chemical cleaners can cause or exacerbate certain health problems as well as creating issues when released into the environment after use. 

Delphis Eco cleaning products are amazingly effective and because they’re made from ecological ingredients they’re kinder to the environment, safer for users and leave our homes and workplaces healthier for us all. Please see a more comprehensive list of benefits at the bottom of this page & an example customisable wall chart below.



All Delphis Eco products are all free-from


Traditional detergents are a source of phosphorus in waterways. Phosphorus causes over-fertilisation of aquatic flora like algae - a condition known as eutrophication. When these flora die, they decay and use up oxygen, causing the death of fish, invertebrates, and aquatic organisms.

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (EDTA)

EDTA is a chelating agent that is common in household and commercial cleaning products. EDTA doesn’t break down much in the natural environment, making it a persistent pollutant, which also contributes to the remobilisation of heavy metals. EDTA is also potentially harmful to people and animals, causing problems from nausea, to kidney damage.

Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEs)

When APEs escape into the environment, they break down into chemicals called nonylphenols. Nonylphenols contaminate the food chain, including human breast milk, blood, and urine, are lethal to fish at low concentrations, and can affect human and animal development. 

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are organic chemical compounds that are able to evaporate under normal indoor conditions. VOCs are can cause indoor air pollution and adversely impact the health of people, and animals. Particularly those with underlying conditions like asthma.

In keeping with the 4R ethos of finding a balance between protecting the planet, people and profits these products also offer cost savings.

We've identified several groups of end users who we believe could transform their whole environment by using Delphis Eco cleaning fluids.


For cleaning specialists : high volume users such as cleaning contractors or service companies offering facility management services.

The pelican pump dispenses 30ml of concentrated cleaning fluid into a spray bottle which when diluted with water is ready to use.


By adopting the Eco Turtle lockable dispensing unit pupils can learn business skills, gain an understanding of sustainability and raise funds. 

The pelican pump dispenses 30ml of concentrated cleaning fluid into a spray bottle. Top up with water and it's ready to use.

Healthcare - Hospitals, care homes, doctors & dentists surgeries

Secure, lockable dispensers allow concentrated cleaning fluid to be diluted at point of use. 

The pelican pump dispenses 30ml of concentrated cleaning fluid into a spray bottle. Top up with water and it's ready to use.

Leisure - Hotels, pubs, clubs, bars & eateries

In addition to using either the 5L with pelican pump there are some specialist eco cleaning fluids for this group.

Small & Medium Enterprises

All businesses should use these eco cleaning products for a healthy working environment.

Some businesses will prefer ready-to-use cleaning products. 

These products are all made in the UK & represent the broadest range of commercial eco cleaners available. They meet the criteria of all major green procurement guidelines and best practices including EU Green Public Procurement, Defra & new ISO Standards.

Our packaging design principles

From the very start Delphis have designed packaging that is

  • fit for purpose and fit our customers needs: strong, sturdy, and easy to use
  • designed with a ‘less is more’ approach to material use
  • made from recycled material
  • easily recyclable

All Delphis Eco cleaners are supplied in 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) containers/spray bottles creating a genuine closed-loop system that re-purposes plastic over and over. And we only use plastic from the UK. 



  • EU Eco label accreditation on many products
  • derived from plant based ingredients
  • readily biodegradable
  • packaged in 100% recycled & recyclable packaging
  • reduced carbon footprint


  • reduced inventories and costs
  • concentrated cleaners offer huge savings

Health & Safety

  • food prep safe (kitchen products)
  • safer for users/cleaning personnel especially for allergy sufferers, asthmatics or those with sensitive skin
  • safer for anyone occupying the cleaned environment especially for allergy sufferers, asthmatics or those with sensitive skin
  • reduced impact on aquatic life when discharged into the eco system
  • phosphate & phosphonate free
  • non-flammable
  • not tested on animals


  • equal or better than big brand market leaders
  • easy to use
  • surfactant and enzyme based technology