Happy Spring! If you are in the midwest like we are, you might wonder some days if it has really arrived.
No matter what the weather or the temperature, spring nudges us to get out our cleaning supplies and get to work. But what kind of supplies are we using? Many of them are hazardous and become household hazardous waste (HHW) when we no longer want them in our homes.
Fortunately, there are simple, safe alternatives. This month's feature article is news you can share in your community. Feel free to share this link to our article on your website or Facebook page to help educate residents about safe alternatives to harmful cleaners.
Eco Partners can help you develop strategies to keep your residents and community informed about ways to reduce HHW and waste in general, along with all solid waste programs you make available to them. Give me a call or email me. We would love to work with you!
Spring will soon bring longer days, warmer weather, and bright flowers. What a great time for an eco-friendly cleanup. Leave nasty chemicals and stuffy air behind. Follow these tips to make spring cleaning friendly towards the environment.
1. Use all-natural cleaners when possible. Most of your home can be cleaned with water, soap, vinegar, and baking soda. Recipes for homemade cleaning supplies abound on the internet. When buying cleaners, look for less toxic options. 2. Change your laundry practices. Use cold water for most of your laundry. This saves the 75% of your washer's energy that's used to heat water. Only wash full loads. Dry your laundry outside or indoors on a clothesline. If you're looking for a new machine, look for an efficient washer that uses less water and energy. 3. Use old rags and cloths whenever possible instead of paper towels to wipe down surfaces. Toss them in the wash afterwards to use again or simply rinse them by hand for small cleanups. 4. Here's where to find tips 4-7.
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