The Benefits of Sustainable Cleaning

It’s no surprise that sustainable cleaning practices benefit the planet, but what specifically do they do to ensure a greener future for generations to come? Sustainable cleaning practices fall into three categories: reducing waste, saving water and saving energy. These categories make it easier to see how cleaning sustainably helps.

When it comes to reducing waste, properly recycling cleaning product containers directly affects the amount of garbage in landfills and the ocean. By following this recycling guide, we can start to close the loop on cleaning products. This means the materials used to create one bottle of detergent will be recycled to make a new container that’s filled and sent to store shelves. The beauty of closing the loop is that it cuts out the dead end that landfills create.

Saving water means there’s more to go around. Even though water is plentiful, most of it is in the ocean, so there are limited resources of fresh water to rely on. When you think of all the things that fresh water is used for, like growing food, drinking, and of course, cleaning, it’s easy to understand why it’s so important to preserve. Since faucets take up 49% of water usage in the home, one of the easiest ways to reduce water waste is by turning off the tap. The earth, and your wallet, will thank you.

Finally, save energy through efficient cleaning choices. Use energy efficient appliances, washing on cold and take clothes out of the dryer promptly to reduce the need for ironing. Reducing an energy footprint results in reduced emissions, which helps to slow global warming.

It only takes a few simple steps to make a big impact on the planet. When you make the decision to clean sustainably, you may not be able to see its effect immediately, but you can rest easy knowing that the earth is thanking you.



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