Spring has well and truly sprung. Waking up to daylight, seeing daffodils bursting out of the ground and leaving the scarves at home: it’s a sign of better things to come.
For anyone about to dash out to Wilkinsons (other budget shops are available) to stock up on antibac, window cleaner and furniture polish… stop now! Conventional, cheap as chips cleaning products are useful for sure, but they’re also made from a myriad of chemicals which are no good for the environment, nor that great for us. Not only that, but the majority of these cleaning products come in single use plastic packaging – some of which can’t even be recycled afterwards, due to having contained toxic substances.
So what’s the change I’m asking of you in Week 11 of the Sustainable Revolution? Well, it’s to change your cleaning products of course! If you fancy going the whole hog and making your own eco-friendly, all-natural cleaning products (most things can be made from some combination of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda apparently), then that’s great!
If however, like most of us, you have neither the time nor inclination to mix up odd concoctions in your kitchen, then instead try looking out for Ecover or Method products in the supermarkets: both of which are much more sustainable options.
Another idea is to sign up to mail-order service Splosh. Not only are Splosh committed to creating eco-friendly solutions, but their hardy bottles and refill packs mean that single use plastic bottles are no longer necessary.
Let us know how your revolution is going. 2017: the year of #positivechange.