Use Concentrated Household Cleaners to Save Money and Go GREEN!
|February 6, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
One of the easiest and most economically ways to go green is to switch to concentrated cleaners. Did you know that most of what you are paying for when you buy common cleaners is WATER?
By using concentrates, we reduce the amount of packaging that winds up in landfills, not to mention all those bottles getting shipped from manufacturing plants to the stores and to our homes. That’s a lot of gas being used to ship water that we can get from our own tap.
This was the very first change I made over 18 years ago. I was reluctant at first because I figured if the cleaners were natural and good for the earth, they probably wouldn’t clean very well. What suprised me is that they worked better. The concentrated cleaner I use takes only 2 drops of cleaner in a 16 oz. spray bottle to make a window cleaner that I was paying over $2.00 for at the time. To be honest, I wasn’t really all that concerned about the environment at that time, but I was really concerned about my pocketbook. The savings were unbelievable. That bottle of concentrated cleaner lasted me over a year and it only cost me about $10.
Since then, I’ve switched all my cleaners to concentrates. The brand I use claims that the cleaners in the household cleaning kit keeps 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills, eliminates 248 pounds of greenhouse gas, and does the environmental equivalent of planing 10 trees.
But most amazing to me is it replaces $3400 worth of cleaning products.
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