Clean and green

Posted by Alastair Otter on October 19, 2009
Posted in Green tips, Lifestyle

drainKeeping your home sparkling and clean could be damaging the world around you. Each day we pour untold amounts of chemical cleaners and solvents down the drain adding to the growing toxicity of our city water. The good news is that there are many things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment next time you’re cleaning.

Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), for example, makes an easy all purpose cleaner which can be used to clean kitchen and bathroom surfaces. So too does ordinary white vinegar. Bicarbonate of soda and vinegar together form a mildly explosive mix and can be used effectively to clear blocked kitchen and bathroom drains rather than pouring litres of toxic drain cleaners down them.

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One Response to “Clean and green”

  1. Wilma
    January 15th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    Don’t forget the wonderful bleaching effects of lemon juice!

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