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Eco-Friendly Cleaning 1-Jun-23 | By Steve

Clean Your Home, Save the Planet: A Beginner’s Guide to Plastic-Free Cleaning

Unfortunately, many conventional cleaning products are loaded with harmful chemicals and come in single-use plastic packaging that can end up in landfills and oceans. By making the switch to plastic-free, eco-friendly cleaning products, you can keep your home or business sparkling clean while also reducing your environmental impact. In this post, we’ll explore the reasons why going plastic-free when cleaning is important and provide you with easy tips to make the transition.

Why Go Plastic-Free When Cleaning?

Cleaning products are essential for keeping our homes and businesses clean and healthy, but many conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can harm both the environment and our health. Additionally, most cleaning products come in plastic packaging that can take hundreds of years to decompose. By switching to plastic-free, eco-friendly cleaning products, we can reduce our plastic consumption and minimize our exposure to harmful chemicals.But the benefits of going plastic-free when cleaning don’t stop there! Choosing eco-friendly products can also help you save money in the long run. Many reusable, refillable, or biodegradable products last longer than their plastic counterparts, so you’ll end up spending less money over time.

Tips for Plastic-Free Cleaning

Now that we’ve covered why going plastic-free when cleaning is important, let’s dive into some easy tips to help you reduce your plastic consumption while keeping your home or business sparkling clean.

  1. Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaning products is a great way to reduce your plastic consumption and save money! All you need are a few simple ingredients like bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, and essential oils, and you can make effective and eco-friendly cleaning products at home. Plus, many of these ingredients come in recyclable or biodegradable packaging.

  1. Use Reusable or Biodegradable Cleaning Tools

Instead of using single-use plastic cleaning tools like sponges and wipes, consider switching to reusable or biodegradable options. Reusable microfibre cloths, for example, can be washed and reused multiple times, while biodegradable coconut cleaning brushes are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic scrub brushes.

  1. Look for Refillable Products

Many eco-friendly cleaning brands offer refillable options for their products, which can help you reduce your plastic consumption even further. Instead of buying a new bottle of cleaner every time you run out, look for brands that offer refill pouches or concentrate formulas that you can mix with water at home. Our brand-new ECO-ONE range of plastic-free cleaning chemicals is our way of helping the refillable revolution!

  1. Choose Eco-Friendly Brands

When shopping for cleaning products, look for brands that prioritize sustainability and eco-friendliness. Many companies now offer plastic-free packaging options, and some even use renewable energy sources in their manufacturing processes. Numatic are a great example of this, as they have produced over 15million of their famous Henry vacuums and most are still in use today – this is sustainability. Their Eco ReFlo vacuums also provide unbreatable performance with 30% reduction in energy consumption, whilst being built from sustainable materials!

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  1. Dispose of Cleaning Products Responsibly

When you do need to dispose of cleaning products, make sure to do so responsibly. Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can harm the environment, so it’s important to dispose of them properly. Check with your local waste management facility for guidance on how to dispose of cleaning products safely. With our ECO-ONE range, there are no harmful chemicals left in the creation of the chemical once diluted with water to create the product.

By following these simple tips, you can reduce your plastic consumption and make a positive impact on the environment while keeping your home or business clean and healthy. Join us on our journey to a cleaner, greener world.


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