Today, more than ever, environmental protection has become a very important issue in our society. Indeed, in all areas, we cannot talk about the environment without mentioning pollution or global warming and all the small gestures that, although they seem innocuous, have an irreversible impact on the earth. In the field of cleaning, cleaning products can pose a real danger to the planet, although, paradoxically, they are made to clean up. In order to minimize your footprint on the environment, we show you in this article the secrets of an ecological household.
What is the eco-friendly household?
In order to achieve unparalleled cleanliness, we are always looking for the most effective cleaning products, except that we do not know their impact on our health and our environment. Indeed, most of these products contain chemical and toxic elements that can harm our planet, which is a good reason to switch to the ecological household because it represents a healthy alternative that requires the use of environmentally friendly household products while ensuring hygiene as effective as that obtained with chemicals. In fact, nowadays, it has become easy to make this choice because we find more and more in the shelves of our supermarkets cleaning products friendly to nature.
How to adopt the eco-friendly household?
There are many things you can do at home to make a contribution to protecting the environment.
Prefer a wash at 30°C
Washing at this temperature allows you, in addition to having a clean cloth, to save energy and in your wallet, you will be able to protect the planet by helping to reduce CO2 emissions.
Always with a view to saving the environment and your wallet, when you have laundry, make sure your washing machine is full and remember to avoid pressing all those nice buttons that consume a lot of energy such as pre-washing or intensive washing and opt instead for an eco wash. In this way, you will have saved water and electricity.
Make sure you choose the right cleaning products
Choosing your household products is another small gesture that will allow you to leave your ecological footprint in nature. It is essential to pay attention to the labelling of cleaning products in order to avoid those containing chemical or toxic ingredients and to opt for those that are composed of natural elements. Choose products which are plant and mineral based and above all 100% biodegradable.
Other recommendations for a green planet
In addition to all these eco-friendly gestures, others are added to the list. For example, to clean surfaces such as mirrors or windows, consider using microfiber cloths over sponges; you can also switch to the old grandmother’s method of using your old newspaper or cotton t-shirt that you’re having trouble separating from.
In order to limit your water consumption and avoid waste, be straddling the use of buckets with the right amount of water when rinsing mop and rags.
As we all know, waste is the number one enemy on the planet and to preserve it, we need to produce less of it while also using plastic bags and non-recyclable packaging, for example, while promoting products with paper or glass packaging. But above all, we have to think about sorting waste and recycling it, so we can move on to recovering the packaging of our household products and turn them into decorative objects. As you may have guessed, there is no shortage of ideas to give your packaging a second life.
Finally, you will notice that there is no simpler thing than these small, caring gestures that work in favour of the environment. By opting for green cleaning, you also opt for sustainable development and the preservation of our planet for future generations who will certainly adopt in their turn these healthy habits that have been instilled in them from an early age.