Maintaining a Healthy and Sustainable Cleaning Regime

13th August 2021 By David Soffer

Moving towards an eco-friendlier and more sustainable household can benefit your health in the long term and doesn’t need to be difficult, overly time-consuming or expensive.

Cleaning products will often contain potentially harmful chemicals, which if inhaled or ingested can cause real harm. Sustainable cleaning products often comprise less harmful chemicals and ingredients. Therefore, working with such products can both directly and indirectly have a positive impact on your health.

When it comes to the cleaning products we use around the home, sometimes doing the right thing for the planet is as simple as changing out some of your cleaning products for simple alternatives.

Why Is a Sustainable Cleaning Regime Important?

Choosing more sustainable cleaning products and tools can make a huge impact on the environment.

Swapping out plastic based cleaning tools for biodegradable one’s music your cleaning regime doesn’t result in more landfill. You might not even think about some of the products you use on a regular basis that actually end up in landfill after you’re done with them.

Everything from plastic scrubbing brushes, to sponges, to the bottles you buy your cleaning product in can all end up in landfill.

Moving towards a more sustainable cleaning routine can also mean changing the product you are using, which can not only have a positive impact on the planet but also on your own health.

Many traditional cleaning products are filled with toxins and chemicals that can be bad for our health. Moving towards a more natural, eco-friendly cleaning routine can mean less chemicals in your home and less toxins in your body.

How Can I Move Towards a Healthier, More Sustainable Cleaning Regime?

Being more sustainable when it comes to cleaning can also lead to positive impacts on your health, that of your family and that of the wiser environment.

Buy High Quality Tools and Products

Often (although not always) the better-quality the products you buy, the longer it will last or the less you’ll have to use every time you clean.

Buying cheap cleaning products means you’ll end up going through the match faster, meaning more bottles in landfill and a big impact on the planet. Lower quality products will also often use lower quality ingredients and components, many of which will not be good for you and your health.

Choosing a high-quality product for any purpose, from a well trusted brand means you will probably need less to get your cleaning done.

The same goes with tools, when you buy a cheap sponge or cloth it will disintegrate within a few uses. Buying high quality products means I get more used before they go to landfill.

Buy The Products You Need in Bulk

If there are certain products that you use in your cleaning regime on a regular basis why not consider buying them in bulk?

By buying cleaning products in bulk, you’ll be saving on packaging, which would otherwise and landfill.

Choosing an online cleaning supplier can make ordering cleaning products in bulk simple and easy. There are plenty of suppliers of wholesale cleaning products in the UK, where you can purchase what you need in bulk, you can also reduce your carbon footprint through requiring fewer trips to the shops or fewer deliveries of said products.

Choose Plastic-Free Multi-Use Cloths

Choosing a cloth that you can wash and use again and again will not only save you money but will prevent single use items ending up in landfill. Better still, if you choose a plastic free product once you’re done with your cloth it will eventually biodegrade. Not to mention that when you wash it in your washing machine you won’t be releasing microplastics into the ocean.

Choose something like a traditional duster or a reusable dish cloth instead of single use paper towels or plastic filled alternatives.

Buy Concentrated Products and Dilute Them Yourself

Buying concentrated cleaning products and diluting them yourself before you use them means that you are getting more use out of every bottle you buy. 

By buying a concentrated product you’re reducing the amount of packaging that you’re using.  For example, by buying an antiseptic liquid in its concentrated form you will be saving plastic when you compare that to the number of spray bottles you would need to buy.