Jul 05, 2024

5 Sustainable Home Cleaning Swaps for Plastic Free July (That Won't Break the Bank)

5 Sustainable Home Cleaning Swaps for Plastic Free July (That Won't Break the Bank)

Plastic Free July is a global movement encouraging millions of people to reduce plastic pollution. This month, we’re focusing on simple home cleaning swaps that align with our commitment to making cleaning products sustainable. To join us in this effort and to make a tangible difference for our planet this Plastic Free July, consider swapping out…

1. Paper towels for reusable cleaning cloths

Instead of reaching for paper towels (often packaged in plastic), try using reusable cleaning cloths. Microfibre cloths are an excellent alternative to single-use towels. They’re not only durable but also highly effective at picking up dirt and grime without the need for disposable paper products. Plus, they’re machine washable, making them a cost-effective choice in the long run.

2. Single-use plastic spray bottles for reusable spray bottles

Single-use plastic spray bottles contribute significantly to plastic waste. Opt for reusable spray bottles instead. Simply refill the bottle with water and a fresh dissolvable cleaning tablet, and you’re good to go.

3. Harsh chemicals for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions

Many conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment (and are packaged using single-use plastic). Swap these out for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions that are made with natural ingredients and utilise sustainable packaging, ensuring your home stays clean without compromising the planet.

4. Supermarket cleaning brands for brands that care about the environment

Supporting brands that prioritise sustainability is crucial. Instead of the usual supermarket cleaning brands, choose those that genuinely care about the environment. Here at GLASSGUARD, we are dedicated to producing environmentally friendly cleaning products, ensuring you can clean your home effectively while supporting sustainable practices.

5. Plastic cleaning product packaging for recyclable and biodegradable packaging

Plastic packaging is one of the biggest contributors to pollution. This Plastic Free July, make the switch to products with recyclable and biodegradable packaging that help you reduce your plastic footprint.

By making these simple swaps, you can significantly reduce your plastic use and support a healthier planet. GLASSGUARD’s sustainable cleaning products make it easy and affordable to keep your home clean while being kind to Mother Earth.