This month's 'Sustainable Me' challenge is to reduce the harsh chemical cleaners in our homes with natural alternatives.
It's the time of year we give our houses a spring clean from top to bottom. It's a good opportunity to use more natural cleaners that are better for our houses, our families and the aquatic life that are exposed to it once it's washed down the drain. There are lots of natural alternatives out there now and available in the supermarkets or you might like to try baking soda and white vinegar!
Here's What The Challenge Suggests:
Beginner: If you’re wary of baking ingredients as household cleaners, maybe the best way to begin is with commercially available eco-friendly cleaning products such as those available through the Earthwise or Ecostore brands.
Step it up: Start simple and find one or two cleaning product to change over. Baking soda as a scrub for your sinks, counters and tubs is a great way to begin.
Want more? Ditch your chemical cleaners and go all natural. There are lots of internet resources available for someone who wants chemical free cleaners – see the resources section below for suggestions of where to begin.
Every little bit (or drop) helps!
See the OSOF website to read more tips
Read more about:
- The Sustainable Me Challenge
- January Challenge - reducing one use plastic
- February Challenge - drive less
- March Challenge - reduce personal care product footprint
- April Challenge - preserve fresh produce
- May Challenge - reduce energy usage
- June Challenge - reduce non-recyclable paper tissue waste
- July Challenge - reduce plastic use
- August Challenge - reduce water use