01 Apr '16, 12pm

How to establish a zero-waste cleaning routine

How to establish a zero-waste cleaning routine

Minimize the number of ingredients and the tools required to keep your house clean, as well as the waste generated by the cleaning process. A house is not truly clean if the process of cleaning it has resulted in all kinds of unnecessary waste. Conventional cleaning relies on chemical products, plastic bottles, paper towels, plastic bags, sponges, and disposable wipes, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A zero-waste cleaning routine, by contrast, relies on durable tools that can be washed and reused. It uses non-toxic, natural, even edible cleaning products that will not contaminate your home by leaving unhealthy residues. And it will not fill up the trash can with empty, dirty containers and cloths that need to be hauled away. Zero-waste cleaning tools: Rags are the most logical, economical, and reusable item you can possibly use. Forget paper towels! Tear up old T-shirt...

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