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If every home in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 32oz solvent based glass and surface cleaner with a solvent-free product, we could stop 9.3 million pounds of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from entering the air.

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April 8, 2010

Eco-Spring Cleaning

It's quickly nearing that time of year
When spring cleaning kicks into gear
Clean out the garage and organize drawers
Stay eco-friendly while doing your chores.

Clean Spring

This year while undergoing the traditional spring clean-up, try to be as green as possible while reorganizing your home. Follow a few simple tips for a clean green home to start the spring season.

  • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies are one of the easiest ways you can kick-start your green spring clean. Use products that are environmentally friendly and won't leave any harmful chemicals behind, but will still leave your house feeling clean.
  • Recycle anything and everything that you are throwing out if it's at all possible. Take old electronics and CDs to an electronic waste recycling center instead of throwing them in the trash. Use old shirts (that are a little too used for Goodwill) as rags to help finish up your spring cleaning endeavor.
  • Outdoor patios and yards also need a little attention after the hard winter months. Sweep off patios instead of hosing them down and use lawn clippings to fertilize the grass. If you're feeling ambitious, plot out a little yard to grow an herb garden.

Seventh Generation provides consumers with healthy and safe cleaning projects to use on their home without adding any nasty chemicals.

NCER or the National Center for Electronic Recycling has a database of information on laws, projects and recycling centers nationwide.

eHow has great suggestions on how to properly use grass clippings to fertilize your garden or lawn.

 

We use naturally derived ingredients whenever possible from corn, sugar cane, coconut and palm.

Use again and again. Giant 20" x 28" all cotton dish towel, screenprinted with water-based, non-toxic inks.

 
 

The natural abrasives in these scrubbing cloths make for a resilient kitchen utility.

Indoor compact composting system made from 75% Recycled Plastic with Efficient Microbes (EM).

 
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