You have decided that you wanted to reduce your and your family’s carbon footprint by making changes in your home. You want to do your part in preserving our natural resources while saving money. There are many ways you can become more eco-friendly when choosing products for your home. There is the classic “recycle, reduce, and reuse” concept where you are recycling items such as glass, paper, and aluminum; you are reducing your consumption of energy and water by buying compact fluorescent lights, unplugging unused appliances, and taking shorter showers; and you are finding creative ways to reuse items you already have in your home.
But there are other ways you can become more environmentally conscious, beginning with the household cleaning products you buy. Many cleaning solutions contain chemicals that are harmful to our environment. Clorox recently came out with Green Works, a naturally derived cleaning product line that are made from plant and mineral-based ingredients.Clorox guarantees that their Green Works products contain 95% natural ingredients. According to the Natural Products Association, in order for a product to be considered “natural,” home care products should: 1) contain natural ingredients, 2) avoid any ingredients with suspected human health risks, 3) use no animal testing and 4) use biodegradable ingredients along with environmentally sustainable packaging.
You can purchase these products anywhere that cleaning products are sold. If you sign up for their Green Community Newsletter, you will receive a $1 off coupon for Green Works all-purpose cleaner. You can sign up at www.greenworks.com. The offer expires on 7/31/11.
I’m sure you are wondering why an interior decor company is blogging about household cleaning products. We at Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC figure that once you have your space designed through our services, or anyone else’s for that matter, you have to maintain the work. You can have the solar panels installed. You can use soy-based paints. You can even have your furniture built using all natural woods and recycled materials. But at the end of the day, you still have to clean your house. We couldn’t think of a better way to contribute to the eco-friendly green movement, than starting with your own home.